A number of the companies I have applied to have a notice somewhere during online application process that says even if I’m not accepted, they will keep my resume on file and consider me for future positions. Is there some advantage to being in a company’s system already (even if the application was for a different position), rather than just being a new applicant? Or am I just being brushed off in corporate speak (i.e. “don’t call us, we’ll call you”)?
It is common practice for companies to keep a database of resumes from candidates that have applied to open positions. I think it is going to depend on the company and the recruiter but I don't think this is…View all answers »
I have a number of friends who have created resume websites and seen some success doing it. What should I include in a resume website? Is there an advantage in having a traditional resume AND a non-traditional resume to accompany it?
Hi there! There are a lot of things you can create as part of the creation of your personal brand. A resume website, a video resume, a traditional resume, a carefully complete LinkedIn Profile,…View all answers »
Is it necessary to include a cover letter with a resume when applying for a job, if the job doesn't explicitly ask for one?
My peers my disagree, but I would not include a cover letter if it does not ask for one. Many times they are read once if read at all. I also find that people make many errors on their cover letters such as…View all answers »
I'm applying to a large corporation that has multiple locations. Is it appropriate to use the main Headquarters address on my cover letter? My concern is the HR department or Recruiting Representative may be in one location, the Headquarters in another and the position I'm applying for is in another?
Often times companies have locations around the world. Addressing your cover letter to the Corporate office is completely fine, and very common at that. Be sure that within your letter you mention…
What should I not include on my resume?
The points below is really about keeping your resume professional and for the hiring team knows the facts about your skills sets and experience to make a decision.
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