By Delmar Mailly at April 21 2021 13:48:11
Scannable resumes −− also a printed, hardcopy format −− are designed primarily for accurate scanning into a computer· Captured as an image, scannable resumes are fed through OCR (optical character recognition) software that reads and extracts the text· The extracted text is databased for storage and later recalled by keyword from an applicant tracking system· Scannable resumes are very rarely requested any more· If you are asked for a scannable resume, the most efficient option is to email the requestor your plain ASCII text resume (described next)·
What are the different types of electronic resumes? What are the differences between an e−mail resume, a scannable resume, and a web resume? How do I know which resume format to use? How do I format my electronic resume to ensure that the recipient can read it?