Aug 18, 2018 - 04:24 PM
The best format for saving your document depends a lot on how you'll turn in the document. For example, if you submit an online application and the employer uses an ATS, your best choice is Word. Many of the software programs used for ATS get confused by a PDF format. If you're a graphic designer and an actual person will receive an emailed copy, a PDF format ensures that your attractive page appears exactly as you created it.
It's best to avoid a plain text file because they just don't look at professional and perfected as other types of documents. Read through this advice about submitting resumes online.