The Right Resume Format for the Right Situation

August 20, 2015 at 11:01 am 2 comments

What format should your resume be in? Between online networking, going to interviews, and applying to web portals on company websites, it can be confusing to work that one out.

As a rule, you should have Word (.doc or .docx), PDF (.pdf), and ASCII/plain text (.txt) versions of your resume. See the graphic for when to use what. Happy resume sending!

Different situations call for different resume formats.

Different situations call for different resume formats.

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  • 1. ghudson62  |  May 20, 2016 at 12:08 am

    I created my resume in PDF format only .I didn’t know ATS wouldn’t read PDF well.Thanks for letting me know the importance and difference of each of these formats.

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    • 2. Kimberly Robb Baker  |  September 17, 2016 at 5:38 pm

      You’re welcome!

      Reply

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