This is a follow-up to my earlier post on online applications. Another great way to improve your chances of getting noticed by employers is to name your attachments carefully...

How many people do you know who say they love filing e-mails and renaming documents? When you consider that many U.S. workers spend an average of 40 minutes a week deleting spam alone, it isn't hard to imagine that a lack of e-mail management can result in your credentials getting lost in cyberspace.

One easy way to reduce the chances of this happening is to submit your documents to employers so that they can easily find them.

When you send your resume in for a position, always name your documents so that employers can tell that you've sent them, and what position you are applying to. Examples:

John_McCain_U.S._President_White_House_Cover Letter

This makes it easier for employers to track your application materials and to distribute them to other people as well. (Note: If you are currently a student, I also recommend including the name of your school in your document title).

This is a good rule of thumb to follow with both online applications and e-mails: while many online ASP systems store documents, some show document names and others do not. Don't take a chance...To your success.