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Heshie Brody
Heshie Brody

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How To See If Your Resume Was Viewed When Applying For A Job

Being in the market for a new developer position I cold email recruiters, hiring managers and engineers all the time but I never know who to follow up with if they don't respond.

UPDATE: As one reader pointed out that a bitly in a cold email might get your email in the spam folder, my greatest success with this was actually on Linkedin. Guess now I know why :)

This what I came up with to see if my resume was viewed:

  • Put your resume on google docs and get a public link.
  • Use to generate unique links for every outreach email etc.

Bitly will now show you if the link was clicked on!
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P.S. I'm still looking for a position in NYC if you know of anything or if you'd like to hire me you hit me up at!

Top comments (2)

jep profile image

How have your views been? I can't imagine a cold email with a link is going to get through most spam filters.

heshiebee profile image
Heshie Brody

Lol, good point! Actually used it mostly for Linkedin where it worked very well.

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