Error uploading a resume to – SOLVED

Glassdoor file type error resume upload

I was trying to upload a new resume to . It kept giving me an invalid file type error. 

The problem

The funding for my Government related contract got cut suddenly. I was scrambling to update all of my information on the various job boards and sites.

When I tried to upload a resume created through resume builder, I was getting an invalid file type error from Glassdoor. The generated file is a standard PDF.

I also tried uploading a DOCX version and ran into the same error.


The file name looked ok. I tried copying and renaming the file to remove spaces.  I checked the file size and that was fine. The problem was that my file had a .PDF extension and the Glassdoor interface was looking for a .pdf extension. I said a few offensive words when I discovered that. 

Once I changed the filename, the resume uploaded with no problem. That is really a usability issue. The extension of the file the user is submitting should not be case sensitive. It is a simple fix. You would think that a company that is facilitating the hiring of developers would be able to accomplish that. 

The problem was that wanted the file extensions in lower case. The solution was to make a copy of the file with a lower case extension.

1 thought on “Error uploading a resume to – SOLVED”

  1. My Resume was not uploading on few job sites like workday ,indeed and glassdoor.It was showing as error while uploading the file.

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