Saturday, August 22, 2009

Why You Need a Plain Text Resume to Apply for Jobs Online

There are countless products out there that help job seekers format and lay out resumes to look beautiful and readable on paper. I believe that the appearance of a resume is definitely important, but I think on the internet the best and most useful formatting for a resume is plain text. Here are some reasons why you need a plain text resume if you are applying for jobs online.

1. Some companies want your resume only in plain text. For security reasons, some companies do not accept email attachments from outside of their networks. One company I worked for in the past specifically asked for resumes in plain text, and did not even open the Microsoft Word or PDF attachments even if they have been virus scanned. Their reasoning was that the candidate did not follow ... Read the entire article.

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