Former title: "Recruiter asks for resume, but mine is not ready"

How do I ask a recruiter for time to update my resume?

This question got close votes for being unclear but the question, while basic, couldn't be clearer. We have plenty of similar questions that ask about ways to communicate something professionally and this is an especially common question. Many people may struggle with how to reply in this scenario and may end up delaying a response instead of replying because of it.

I also disagree with the downvotes on this one as the question is clearly worded and the OP asked an honest question.

Note: OP self-deleted shortly after the close vote came in, presumably due to the bad reception his question got. It has since been undeleted and was reopend shortly thereafter.

  • Too late, the author removed it. – Old_Lamplighter Jul 25 '16 at 12:05
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    @RichardU Monica commented on the question and I've voted to undelete. – Lilienthal Jul 25 '16 at 13:33
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    600 hundred more points to go 'til 10,000 :) – Old_Lamplighter Jul 25 '16 at 13:36
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    I would definitely support it being both undeleted and reopened. It seemed to be a legitimate question. The only reason I only commented rather than answer it was because I didn't have time just then to frame up a proper answer. – Jane S Jul 26 '16 at 0:44
  • If it's undeleted, I'll vote to reopen – Old_Lamplighter Jul 28 '16 at 12:05
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    @JaneS Perhaps a mod could notify the OP that his question is being discussed here? I could comment on his other question on the main site but don't like abusing comments to PM. – Lilienthal Jul 28 '16 at 12:08
  • I don't know if I can undelete the question at this point – michaelsnowden Jul 29 '16 at 0:40
  • Oh nevermind. It looks like someone else undeleted it. – michaelsnowden Jul 29 '16 at 0:40
  • I thought it was a pretty fair question. I think depending on their experience it's reassuring to know they can tell the recruiter the truth and ask them to wait whilst it's updated – PatrickWalker Jul 29 '16 at 10:13
  • I just cast the fifth reopen vote. – Monica Cellio Jul 29 '16 at 13:11
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    Thanks for reopening it everyone. @michaelsnowden I've dropped a bounty on the question to help it get some more attention. – Lilienthal Jul 29 '16 at 14:08

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