Automatic Reply (Resume Reply)

A few years ago I was searching for a new career opportunity and was doing all the techniques in book, and I was getting good interviews and follow ups, but I also had a busy schedule and work.

Eventually like a snowball a lot of recruiters kept asking me for my resume and if I was interested but I couldn’t keep with the emails and I had I had FOMO

Imagine there was this great opportunity and I never replied to it on time 🙁

So to cure my FOMO I had an 💡 idea to take advantage of some gmail configurations to auto reply with my “attached” resume.

Enable Templates

  1. Open Your Gmail account
  2. At the top right, click ⚙️ Settings and then “See all settings”
  3. In the Settings menu, click Advanced.
  4. In the Templates section, select Enable.
  5. Then click Save Changes.

Creating a Template

  1. In Gmail, Open the Compose window and write away; Make it sound personal and at the same time vague, like you where actually replying to a recruiter. Ex:

I am very happy that you are reaching out and that you are interested 
in learning more about my 10+ years of experience as a Senior Software 

Click here to get a copy of my resume, also feel free to contact me 
in LinkedIn or browse my Github repositories.

  1. Note: At the moment gmail does not allow you to attach files so I uploaded my resume to github and added a link in the template.
  2. After your finish your response click in the 3 dots on the bottom right of the Compose window.
  3. Then select Templates > Save draft as template > Save as a new Template

Automate Sending Templates

  1. In Gmail, go to the search box at the top, click the Down arrow 🔽.
  2. Enter your search criteria. In my case I used > Has the words: resume
  3. At the bottom of the search window, click Create filter.
  4. Here check where it says Send Template and choose the template you created previously.
  5. And last just click Create filter.