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Is there a problem with writing notes directly on applications or resumes?

Many experts advise employers to avoid the practice of writing notes on applications or resumes. The reason behind this recommendation is that notes an employer makes on an application or resume might be used to support an applicant’s claim of discrimination. Also, handwritten notes on a handwritten application may make it appear that the employer was trying to sabotage the application in some way. Notes that are relevant to an applicant’s skills or experience and that are related to the job in question can be recorded on a separate interview evaluation sheet to accomplish the same goal of accurately recording information from an interview.


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