Career Action Center

Career Action Center at Edmonds Community College

Creating a Scannable or Electronic Résumé

Many employers use scanners to read résumés and change the data into electronic information stored in a database. They search the database by key words and retrieve résumés of applicants who meet their requirements.

To create a scanner-friendly résumé, follow these guidelines:

Electronic Résumé

In addition to your résumé in Word format, you will probably need an electronic form that can be posted on the Web. To create an electronic résumé: