Electronic Resume Tips

Electronic Resume Tips

When sending your electronic resume online, follow these guidelines to ensure you prepare an easy to read electronic resume.



  • Use plain text, bold headings and use bullet points rather than long paragraphs.
  • “Save” or “save as” your electronic resume as a word file (DOC) or text only file (TXT). When saving, use only standard characters for the file name and keep the file size to a minimum.
  • Left justified is the preferred format for viewing a resume online.



  • Electronic resumes are searched by keywords (i.e. marketing, engineer).
  • When responding to an online job advertisement, use words from the job description as keywords.


The more keywords you use, the better your chances are that a recruiter will see it.