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Land the Tech Job You Love by Andy Lester

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Build the Text Document

You may never need a text-only version of your résumé, but when you do, it’s important to get it right. Once you come up with one, keep it handy. You want it to look formatted nicely enough to see organization, but without going too far into the ASCII art world.

You’ll use your text résumé in two places: email and online forms. In email, you may be asked to include a text-only version of your résumé with an email. If the ad says “Include résumé (no attachments),” they want it text-only, inline in the email. If you’re putting your résumé anywhere online, whether a hiring company’s website, a job site like Monster, or a community website like SourceForge, you’re going to need a text-only résumé.

Your text résumé will ...

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