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Oh yes! I see that all the time. "Joe Smith" sends me his resume and the properties say "Lucy Brown" at the same company. Looks terrible. I prefer the next step up though which is removing metadata completely. This site does it here for free.

Good article. So many people don't know about metadata!

Chandlee -

What a wonderful, simple, but frequently overlooked tip. Lots of people don't even know about the properties box or to check it for residual information. As in Gayle's example above, nothing's worse than "broadcasting" you're using someone else's resume or worse yet, having a competitor's name pop up in that box.

EXCELLENT add to this topic. Thanks!


I've seen resumes with someone else's name in the property field...because they stole someone's resume and made it their own...that's really scary! Good tip!

So true that many people over look this tiny detail. It's amazing how a tiny mistake can balloon into a BIG faux pas in the eyes of a hiring manager.

Thanks for expanding on this issue, hopefully forestalling future such mistakes for many job seekers!



Great tip that I am sure many job seekers are not aware of!

Errors are often seen as careless, however small. No one can afford to present as careless in today's marketplace!

Grazie mille per la saggezza!


Every detail matters! I am so glad you wrote about this as it often is overlooked (as the comments support)!

Great job and the screen shot is also helpful for those who have no idea what you are talking about!

I agree with Chandlee, very happy to see this kind of helpful post.

Yes this was very helpful!

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