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Students: Why You Should Use Google Docs for Your Resume |

Students, graduates, here’s a great reason to use Google Docs to submit your resume.


Now, I want to talk with you . . . you are a student, you'll be looking for work, and there's one bind that you have. And the bind is when you send out a resume, if you send that as an attachment, well, you're going to be updating your resume pretty regularly. Like there are new things that are going to happen, you're going to think of making changes. you're not a resume writer for a living, right?
So, what's going to happen is, you're going to send that your resume, and then you're going to make a change. And I know you're not going to send out your resume to me when you sent it to before. You don't want to look like a pain in the butt, right? So here's what I want to suggest that you do.
If you're a student graduating, you're looking for work, I do want you to attach your resume. But at the top of the resume, I want you to put this phrase, right, for the most up to date resume, click this link. And what you do is you connect the link to a file on Google Docs, where your most up to date resume is.
This way, if a recruiter is coming back, and you know wants to see the most recent resume, he or she is waiting for you to send it to them, it's there automatically for them. And you're not having to do this repeatedly. It's a smart little tactic. It'll wind up helping you tremendously, because, again, you don't write resumes for a living; I critique them. I see where all the mistakes are. I fix them for people-- for beginners, for experienced people, all alike and, thus, by having that link at the top of your resume, (Put it underneath, name, address and that sort of thing. By the way, put your name, address, zip code there. Don't avoid the zip code thing and, minimally, put city state zip there). In this way, for recruiters searching in their database, what you'll be able to do is very simply, they do the search by where you are, not just simply the skill. So, you want to be able to do a search. They want to be able to do a search and they have to do by zip code.
So, normally city, state and zip and then, underneath it, a link to it with a note that says, "for my most up to date resume, click this link." It'll take them to the Google Doc for the most current resume.


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1400 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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