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Old 07-09-2013, 10:59 AM
 
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I applied for a job earlier this week. The on-line application was similar to those that I have filled out before (usually after the interview), where you write your complete educational and work history, including a description of your duties/accomplishments, etc, dates of employment, salary, reason for leaving, etc..

At the end of the on-line application it had a place to upload an optional cover letter and optional resume. I uploaded them, because I am just used to sending my resume and a targeted cover letter. Plus I feel like it presents a more complete package.

I know it says optional (and I do know what optional means). But I was curious to see how others feel about this. Do you just submit the on-line application when you fill out an application like this? Or do you upload your resume and cover letter as well?
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:04 AM
 
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When filling out online apps, I always upload my CV & CL if given the option.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Johnson City, Tn
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I spent time making my resume. If I get the chance to put it in front of them, I will try. If not, why make one?
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:16 AM
 
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i'll third that i always upload my resume if given the chance. and ALWAYS a cover letter, if at all possible. if there's only an option to upload a resume, i put the cover letter and the resume in the same document.
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Old 07-09-2013, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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I would do at least a resume and if I can a put in a cover letter as well.
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:48 PM
 
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Yes, i upload a resume and cover letter as well as my resume often provides some details missing in the application. Also, if at all possible, I like to provide a writing sample, letters of recommendation, and references.
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Old 07-10-2013, 05:35 AM
 
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Also, if at all possible, I like to provide a writing sample, letters of recommendation, and references.
personally, i wouldn't send those last 3 unless i was asked for them.
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