How far back should you go on a job application?
Career coaches and professional resume writers advise you focus on the past 10 to 15 years, for most industries. (Some roles, like those within the federal government or in academia, typically, require more complete career histories.)
Is mailing your resume a good idea?
Sending a snailmail resume may or may not help your candidacy, but it can’t hurt. In theory, at least, it’s a concrete way to show your prospective employer you’re the kind of person who goes the extra mile, pays attention to detail, and looks for ways to make things easier for the decision-makers.
Can I send resume instead of CV?
A resume is the preferred application document in the US and Canada. Americans and Canadians would only use a CV when applying for a job abroad or if searching for an academic or research-oriented position. In the UK, Ireland, and New Zealand, a CV is used in all contexts and resumes aren’t used at all.
Is it OK to send resume directly to hiring manager?
Let them know you are applying to a specific position and that you would like to send a copy of your resume directly to the hiring manager. In some cases, an employer may not be willing to share this information. Either way, remember to be gracious and thank them for considering your request.
Should I email hiring manager after applying?
Unless the job posting has indicated a specific timeline for the hiring process, it’s generally appropriate to send a follow-up email between one and two weeks after the time you applied. This allows them sufficient time to review your resume, cover letter and any other materials you have included.