You updated your resume, but only after you applied for a job. Should you send a new one now? The short answer is: yes. Most recruiters or hiring managers don’t check the incoming job applications straight away, so there’s a good chance they haven’t seen the old version yet.
Here are some situations when it’s okay to send an updated resume:
- You forgot to add important information: you didn’t list your degree, forgot to add resume contact details, skipped facts about your job duties, etc.
- You changed the structure of your resume to highlight certain qualifications, such as the key skills on the resume or relevant work experience.
- You decided to write a targeted resume specifically for the job.
- You noticed a major spelling error that can make it challenging to understand what you meant.
- You didn’t get a job in the past but want to be considered for a new job opening at the same company.
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