Monday, October 20, 2008
Most job boards offer a few options for posting your resume online for recruiters and hiring managers to find. Uploading your MS Word resume is one of those options and can be a great way to get your masterpiece on the board looking like the original -- with all the indents, columns, bold, italics, and spacing intact. However, on many job boards the uploading process scrambles the formatting, requiring you to adjust alignment and spacing on your uploaded resume to make it look right.
If you chose to upload your MS Word resume, check the uploaded version carefully before submitting it. Make adjustments where necessary. If your online resume isn't suitable or if the job board doesn't allow you to make adjustments, copy and paste a Plain Text version of your resume that's been prepared for your online submission.