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Why do job seekers have to test sending an electronic résumé before they submit it to an employer?

While all print types of resumes always look the same regardless of who you pass them to, the key issue with electronic resumes is that they can open differently depending on the screen or device used by an employer. Therefore, you must test sending them before you actually apply somewhere.

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Applicants care so much about how to format a resume properly because one chance is all you get to make the right impression. What if your resume doesn’t look well when the employer opens it? That chance will be wasted. That’s why you have to test its sending before submission.

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While all print types of resumes always look the same regardless of who you pass them to, the key issue with electronic resumes is that they can open differently depending on the screen or device used by an employer. Therefore, you must test sending them before you actually apply somewhere.

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Different screens and devices tend to change the looks of documents or pages. Therefore, if you don’t test sending your resume before applying, you can end up knowing that you didn’t land a job just because your resume looked not as you wanted it to or the file was corrupted.

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