Recently, I contacted a student about a position that she might be interested in and asked her to email me her resume. When I opened her attached resume, her name was nowhere to be found! Knowing how conscientious this student was, I knew it had to be an oversight. Intuitively, I realized that I was able to see her name on my version by hitting the backspace key. But, will recruiters have the time or the inclination to try to figure out why your name isn't on the resume (or for other discrepancies). Probably not. When I emailed the student about the problem, she said that her name did appear on her version of the resume. It turned out that this student's resume also went over onto the second page, another major faux pas for college students' resumes. Moral of the story? Always "test drive" your resume by sending it to a few friends or family members and ask them if there are any problems when they open your resume...before you send it to a recruiter. Better yet, send it as a PDF document.