Mario Sundar highlighted Liz Ryan’s blog
mentioning tips for following up on
electronic resume submission. A previous
post here also mentioned tips on
So often I have heard of people simply
submitting their resume on-line and stop
there, expecting that just following these
directions to take care of everything.
As Sundar/Ryan’s and other posts indicate,
your document will be one of dozens, or
hundreds or more and will be treated, if
at all, with screening software. The
document may not be necessarily “read”.
It is incumbent on job seekers to
systematically pursue target institutions
using a number of tactics to further
Inform your references of your interest.
(It goes almost without saying, to include
your list of references to your resume
it could be wise to seek out the references’
input before the application submission.
They may know key individuals who
can help your application process.