Just wanted to have feedback from blind users’ experience...could anyone share his/her own opinion on the effectiveness of uploading cover letter in addition to CV.
Do recruiters really read it? Thanks!
- Qualcomm / DesignGtSk70I have never seen any evidence that cover letter makes a difference in technology gigs. However I have often been complimented on my resume. I limit it to a single page regardless of having 10+ YOE with 5+ employers. It tends to signal my respect for the audience's time and they receive that signal very clearly.
- Qualcomm / DesignGtSk70My resume is fairly simple and clean. I start off with my name in bold large letters at the top middle. You can't miss it. Under it, I have my contact information. After that I have my information ordered from highest importance to least. I make judicious use of bulleted lists, action verbs and headings. I have no redundancies and/or information irrelevant to the position. I do not market skills that are now obsolete or that I've become rusty at due to lack of use. Imagine they ask you about something in your resume and you can't explain it because you last did it over 10 years ago. That's not a good situation. Your resume is supposed to grab attention and build a rough picture of who you are and what you bring to the table. Your phone screen/interview is supposed to build on that image, filling in the gaps, bolstering confidence that you're the guy/gal for the job. So write your resume with that in mind, instead of cramming everything that you have done. No one has time for that. Not even you.2d0