Q: What is a digital resume and when do I use it? ~ Carry, North Carolina
A: A digital resume is an electronic version of your resume that is readable by multiple platforms. It is saved in a text format that ensures the data is always readable when you copy and paste it online. If you try to submit your Word resume online that includes all of the formatting from your regular Word document, the data will be unreadable online. The character recognition will be non-existent at that point and you will lose all of your data integrity. The hiring managers will have trouble viewing your background and credentials. Your digital resume will ensure that all of your data is readable while keeping its integrity. A digital resume is imperative when applying to jobs online.