Word Resume Formatting Tips
If you are having problems getting the format of your MS-Word document resume right, here are a couple of tips:
- Do not use non-standard fonts. Most fonts cannot
be perfectly matched between Word and HTML, which could possibly make your
resume difficult to read. Recommended fonts are Arial, Times New
Roman, Verdana, and Courier. Also use same font in the resume.
- Do not use spaces or tabs for formatting a table or
aligning text. This could result in tables with uneven
columns. Please use Word's alignment and indention features. If you have created a table using tabs, please use Word's table feature
and turn off the borders.
- Images will not be preserved in the HTML view of your
resume. This goes for regular images as well as bullets. They
will, however, be preserved in your Word document, so job posters will still be able to see them when they download
your Word document.
- Do not surround your resume body with a frame or use columns in your resume, as this
can cause problems with the formatting. Instead use a table for
- Do not use a series of underscores to represent a line
break. Instead use the standard line break in Word.
- Do not use fancy table borders like double or dotted
borders. This might not be formatted correctly. Instead use
standard single line borders.
- Note: if you do not follow above advice to edit your word resume, it may generate a bad formatted html resume from it. In order to have a readable resume to employer therefore we will only display a plain text resume and discard your bad html version.
- After editing your Word document with the above advice, close this window and upload your newly formatted resume again.
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