What is an ASCII text resume?
An ASCII resume is an electronic resume in a common text language that any type of computer and software can read. ASCII (pronounced “askee”), an acronym for American Standard Code for Information Interchange. ASCII text is used extensively for e-mail body text because of its universal quality. To submit your resume via e-mail or for pasting into online submission, you will need to convert your resume to ASCII. An ASCII resume also needs to have appropriate formatting to ensure that it will be read accurately by the system. Keep in mind your ultimate success in being selected and ranked will be determined by how effectively you have used keywords in your resume.