What Does Your Resume File Name Say About You?


I received yet another executive resume for evaluation from a prospective client today with a filename that was not only nondescript–it consisted of jibberish characters!

I routinely counsel my clients to make sure that they include their full name (last, first) in their resume file name, and to avoid cryptic language or information that is meaningless to a prospective employer or recruiter, or worse yet, could make an unfavorable impression.

A simple and informative format: Last Name First Name - Executive Resume.

You can also enhance the name for example as follows: Last Name First Name - Chief Operating Officer - Executive Resume.