Rochester NY Stake Employment Center

April 26, 2011

Submitting your R?sum? On-Line?

Filed under: Resume Writing — Larry @ 10:48 am

Warning! Be aware that, when pasting your resume to an employer’s website in text format, symbols are converted to question marks. As seen in the title, résumé (the correct spelling for the word) will become r?sum?. This also is true for other symbols, like bullets, as well.

If the employer’s job application website does not allow you to upload a Word or pdf version of your resume, then do the following to ensure that your resume does not look ‘questionable’:

1. Save your document as an ASCII text file (usually will have a .txt extension)

2. Use line breaks with a line length of 60 characters

3. Get rid of any bold, italic or underline formatting

4. Change double quotes to single quotes

5. Get rid of any non-ASCII symbols (e.g., bullets; ASCII symbols such as $ and % are OK to use)

6. Use a fixed-width font like Courier

7. Use spaces instead of tabs

8. Left justify the text

For further information on this, see http://www.glassdoor.com/blog/typo-resume/

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