If you’ve ever tried to paste your resume into the body of an e-mail (especially in plain text formats like Webmail) you know your formatting — bold, italics, even bullets — don’t work. The trick to e-mailing with ease is to create an electronic resume in plain text (the file extension .txt) or rich text format (.rtf). Both allow you to send your information to employers without formatting errors.
This article from the Lawrence University Career Center (all kinds of helpful career resources on this site) explains how to create both formats. It’s definitely worth reading, and it’s also worth creating an electronic resume. Do it today!
Side tip: The Lawrence University Career Center is also on Twitter, tweeting useful information and articles about resumes, job searching, interviewing — anything and everything career related.