Do You REALLY Want Recruiters Reading the “Markup” Comments on Your Resume?


Bite of Advice: Un-“markup” your resume before sending it off!

“If you use “Markup” in Word to track changes and edits to your resume or cover letter, but sure to remove all the comments before emailing a softcopy of your resume to potential employers.”

Laurie’s Comments:
From the blog of a Microsoft technical recruiter, this is a real cautionary tale! Executive resumes naturally tend to go through a series of edits and fine-tuning to get everything just right. Unless you want to risk your recipient seeing all of your changes and comments, you’ll want to be sure that all comments, change-tracking, etc. are removed from your document before you send your file to a recruiter or target company!