A successful online job search requires more than one type of resume. Having
the following types of resumes ready is a good start.
ASCII text-only file
The ASCII resume file is used for submitting
to job-related Web sites, and to cut-and-paste into emails.
This is the most effective means of applying for those jobs
posted on the web. ASCII text files are just the bare bones text of your resume.
No special fonts or attributes here. You can create a text file
either by using "SAVE AS" in your word processor and then choosing
"ASCII" .txt file format, or you can use the Notepad program that
comes with WINDOWS. This is a very simple word processing program
that only saves in the pure text format.
A word-processor document can be printed,
stored in an online database, or sent as an email attachment.
Sending attatchments in an email is not recommended , this
should only be done if requested by the employer. Word processor
documents are created in a word processing program
such as MICROSOFT WORD or COREL WORDPERFECT. This type of format
allows many options as far as fonts and special attributes. Great
for snail mail or faxing your resume.