Five Reasons Why Applications Are Better Than Resumes.

  1. Resumes allow the applicant the ability to craft their past experiences, and to show the best without mentioning the worst.
  2. Resumes are a marketing tool intended to “sell” the individual and they are frequently inflated.
  3. When properly filled out, applications can supply answers to specific questions that will preliminarily qualify or disqualify the applicant.
  4. Resumes may contain information that is irrelevant for job consideration such as religious or political affiliation, gender, age, or sexual orientation. Proper applications will not ask for or allow restricted information to be submitted.
  5. Important information could be missing from a resume and not be noticed; most resumes are not signed. Proper applications will include all pertinent information and will be signed by the applicant.