How to Create a Text-based Resume


This posting is a guest entry from the Career Doctor, Randall S. Hansen, PhD: Anonymous writes: How do you put a resume in ASCII format? Is that the same thing as text only? Please advise.
The Career Doctor responds: The easy answer is yes … ASCII and text-only basically mean the same thing — a resume that is stripped of all formatting, making it easier to place into databases. But there is more to your question because there are some fundamental differences between a regular formatted resume and a text resume. Although the similar “scannable” resume is rarely used anymore, you can learn all about these differences, in Scannable Resume Fundamentals: How to Write Text Resumes.