So I received 6 resumes to review before interviews this week, short listed by the HR department. I've been reading them to prepare for the first interview at 8 am tomorrow morning.
So, maybe I'm being a little harsh, what say the GA brethren?
What format would you send your resume in? I'd suggest a PDF, If you send me a docx file and tell me you have "an excellent handle of the use of the MS suite of software" yet have all of your paragraphs and headings spaced out with the space key I'm not going to be convinced. Also is it common place to write a cover letter in an email and direct the company to your linkedin account as a resume? That screams complete fucking laziness and lack of professionalism in my mind, am I out of touch?
Spelling, now if you're an American, I may let you get away with it but as an Australian, educated at an Australian university, maybe you shouldn't use "z" in words such as organisation or characterisation. It also might be considered smart to spell fibre correctly.
If you're going to drop my name in the email you send to the HR department you would want to ensure at least two things, 1) you've given me a heads up that you're going to do it and 2) make sure I have the first damn clue who the fuck you are.