With the emergence of new technical means of obtaining resumes over the past few years, it is important for job seekers to create a scannable resume. Unlike traditional resume formats, the scannable resume is a must to keep for applying for jobs via online tracking systems. Most job seekers usually copy and paste a resume online, but you will notice the format is a disaster. By creating a scannable resume, you will have a resume that looks good and will get you noticed by resume tracking software.
Here are some things to keep in mind when creating a scannable resume:
How to convert your standard resume to a scannable online resume:
Remember, after saving, you want to open this text file to make sure that it still looks legible since text resumes removes all the formatting and fancy characters.
You can open the text version of your resume with any standard text editor like Wordpad or Notepad.
You now have two versions of your resume and ready to start your job search. If you can, I also recommend sending the classic version via email, fax or in-person.
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