Answer: Some employers ask job applicants to email them a copy of their resume and their cover letter. What’s the best way to send them?

In most cases, it’s not up to you. Most companies have specific guidelines for how they want to receive job application materials. What’s most important is to follow the instructions in the job posting.

How to Send a Resume

Usually, the company will want your resume sent as an attachment with an email message and sent in specific format, typically as a Microsoft Word document or as a PDF.


Sending Your Resume
If the job posting asks you to send an attachment, send your resume as a PDF or a Word document. Save your resume as a Word (.doc) document because that is what most companies use. File, Save As, should be an option in your program if you don’t have Microsoft Word on your computer. Save the file with your name i.e. janedoeresume.doc. That way the hiring manager can readily identify who it belongs to.