Sharing Your Résumé
How to Upload your Résumé
Once you've created your candidate profile, you'll need to upload your résumé and a cover letter. Our system accepts most common word processing formats, as well as PDFs. You can also cut and paste your resume into the applicable data field. After you submit the information you'll have an opportunity to preview how your résumé will appear in the system, and update any of the information if necessary. If your background and experience are a strong match for the position, you'll be invited for an interview, and asked to complete an application.
Updating your Résumé for Specific positions
Before applying for a position, you'll want to make sure your résumé is up to date. While you can't edit a résumé once it has been submitted you can delete and replace out of date résumés at any time. Deleted résumés submitted for previous jobs will remain in the system for that position.
Benefits of Customizing Résumés
We encourage you to customize each résumé you submit to reflect the skills and experience most relevant to that position. In addition to the skills you note on your resume, we also want to know career highlights and achievements. For example, "led a team that developed a graphical analysis engine using MatLab and C++."
If you're qualified for, and decide to pursue, multiple positions we highly recommend submitting a custom résumé for each field. This allows us to review your most relevant skills and experience when considering you for a job. We also want to know career highlights and achievements. For example, "worked on a team that developed a graphical analysis engine using MatLab and C++."
Résumés that have the best chances of leading to an interview have the following:
- Clean and simple formatting: Avoid special characters or elaborate fonts
- Descriptions of qualifications and experiences most relevant to the job
- Descriptions of projects you've worked on and how you contributed
- Sufficient length to allow for a complete picture of your skills and experience