Each day we will give you some job tips from Don Fornes.
Don't name your resume, "resume."
About a third of applicants name their resume document, "resume.doc." "Resume" may make sense on your computer, where you know it's your
resume. However, on my computer, it's one of many, many resumes with the
same name. I used to rename them, but then I noticed the strong
correlation between unqualified candidates and the "resume" file name.
Now I reject them if I don't see something really good within ten
seconds. By using such a generic file name, the applicant misses a great
opportunity to brand themselves (e.g. "John Doe" " Quota Crusher"). If
you're qualified enough to sell or market for us, you won't miss the
opportunity to at least use your name in the file name.