It's not necessary to create a completely different resume when you're planning to post your resume online or email it to an employer. What is required is that you change the format of the resume to make sure it is readable and can be accessed regardless of the employer's software. Employers sometimes request that you include the resume in the body of an email rather than as an attachment to avoid the spread of computer viruses.Online posting and emailing your resume means eliminating all tabulations, boldface, italics, script, graphics, borders, vertical lines, shading, or underlining. You will want to left-align all text. Of course, all typos are unacceptable on a resume; so be sure to check your work and, if possible, have someone critique your resume prior to posting or sending via email.
Prepare your resume in advance using your computer’s word processing program to allow for spell checking, revisions, and updates.Preparing your resume on your computer’s word processing program makes it available for all future postings rather than recreating it each time you apply to a new position. Using a text editor such as Microsoft Notepad, will make it easy to transfer your resume into email format or when posting to an employer's website. You can choose to enter your resume directly into Notepad which will automatically save your resume as a ".txt" file; or you can copy and paste from a word processing document which offers the advantage of spell checking but be sure you then save it as a ".txt" file. When emailing your resume, be sure to strictly adhere to the employer's instructions. If not specified, put the title of the position you are applying for on the subject line. Always email the plain-text resume to yourself prior to sending out to employers. This will give you an opportunity to make any changes necessary once you view the resume the way the employer will see it.