1. Give your resume a professional file name
When you apply for jobs, you usually are asked to attach your resume to the e-mail submission. But what have you named your attached resume? Is it John Doe Resume, or J Doe Resume? Or is it Draft Resume (does that mean you are still working on it)? Or 2007 Resume (it's 2009 - has it been two years since you updated your resume)? Be sure to name your resume appropriately, because HR, recruiters, and hiring managers look at this.