[ID:0406]Since e-mailing resumes is now the norm, there are a few essential tips.
- Send your resume as an attachment. Never paste your resume directly into the body of your e-mail. You may add the URL of your LinkedIn profile in the body of an email.
- Your cover letter should also be attached as a separate file. Treat it with the respect it deserves. Do not insert it in the body of the e-mail (where it cannot be formatted) and do not include it in the same file as your resume.
- It is generally acceptable to send attachments in MS Word or PDF format but not other word processing programs.
The safest strategy is to send your resume using the .pdf format since this platform guarantees that your resume will always print the same way, no matter what printer is used.
- Give careful consideration to your file-naming convention. Your employer will appreciate receiving clearly labeled file attachments such as: "Mark-Doucet-Resume-20190330.pdf" and "Mark-Doucet-Cover-20190303.pdf"
- The most...