Why do I Need a Text Resume?
Here are some expert tips for creating a job-search text resume…
- Most employers keep databases of resumes electronically, so you need a text version of your resume.
- Keywords (nouns and phrases) are especially important in these databases.
- A text resume is basically stripped of all formatting
- Use a basic sans-serif font (such as Helvetica/Arial)
- No italics, script, underlining, bullets
- No graphics, shading, multiple columns, vertical lines
- Heading information (use all caps to distinguish) on separate lines
- For more about text resumes, read our article, How to Write Text Resumes.
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