Submitting Your Resume

Keep the following in mind as you prepare to complete and send your resume:

  • Have someone else proofread your resume to ensure that all the information is clearly expressed, that the format allows one to skim your resume quickly, and that it is free from spelling, grammatical and formatting errors.
  • Check that your contact information is correct, that company names and dates are correct, and that you’ve maintained a consistent style and format throughout.
  • Ask yourself if you have presented a picture of yourself that is accurate and that you would be comfortable talking about all of the listed experiences in detail.
  • When emailing an application, it is generally preferable to attach both your resume and cover letter to the email and keep the email itself brief. (For example, your email might simply state “I am writing to apply for the [name of position] and have attached my resume and cover letter. Please let me know if you have any trouble with the attachments. Thank you for your consideration”). Save your documents as PDFs, if possible, to ensure that your formatting is maintained. Include your name in the file name (e.g., “EmilineCraige resume”).
  • If sending a hard copy, use 8½ x 11 high quality bond paper (white or cream) with a matching envelope. The stationery should match that of your cover letter.