When you’ve completed your Cover Letter and your Resume and are finally ready to submit your application, be aware that the application process can and will vary, depending on how the employer has requested the application process to be done.
In a lot of cases, you will be required to fill out a form that will ask your full name, your address, your telephone number, as well as a little bit of information about your work experience and the education that you received.
Remember that this Resume can also be what will determine if you get an interview; therefore always attach a copy of your complete Resume when applying for a job online, even if the employer says that uploading a resume is optional. Take optional as meaning you must include your resume or you could be making the difference of being included in the interview process or not.
The Resume that you complete in an online process will not allow you to expand on what you have done well or highlight your strengths. You could be wasting your time submitting your application if you just complete their online Resume and don’t include a copy of your full Resume.
In attaching a copy of your Resume, you should ensure that the copy is appropriate for the job or position you are applying for. If you have a master copy of your Resume make sure you adjust it so that it meets the Job description requirements before you attach it to the application process.
Website system generated application forms will not allow you to provide all of the content of your resume so including a copy of your whole Resume is essential. You have everything to gain by putting in that little bit of extra time to include creating a copy of your Resume to meet the job requirements.