Scannable Resume Format

By | February 25, 2009

 

Scannable Resume

 

The scannable resume format is also called a text resume. The contents of this type of resume are the same as any other resume. The only difference is that it consists only of words, without using any special formatting.

Scannable resume are often stored on a database and are searched for some keywords and phrases.

In writing a scannable resume, it is significant to have an idea of the relevant industry keywords and phrases an employer might search for. This is to ensure that your resume will not be discarded by the employer.

If you were prompted to submit this kind of resume, be sure you knowledge of the terms and special acronyms used on the job you are applying for.

When writing a scannable resume, it is advisable to use a simple font and a standard text size. You do not have to use special formatting such as bullets, columns or special text. The text contents should be justified to the left.

Do not hesitate to include relevant information and be sure to write related keywords and text. Since the resume is to be fed to a scanner, use white paper and good quality printer. An original, unfolded copy of the resume can be inserted on a flat envelope to be sent to the employer.

Keep in mind that the objective in submitting a scannable resume is to be selected by the scanner.

Scannable Resume Format and Example

MONINA L. MCJOE

Current address:

 5622 University City Blvd., Apt. 24B

Whitesburg, VA 24060

(540) 961-2366

mcjoe@vt.edu

 Permanent address:

1207 Starter Street

South Liberty, Ohio 44221

(216) 555-2323

monina@juno.com

OBJECTIVE

Industrial or systems engineer; interests in manufacturing, cost analysis, and occupational protection

EDUCATION

B.S., Industrial and Systems Engineering, June 2000

Whitesburg Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia Tech, Whitesburg, Virginia

Overall GPA 2.8 / 4.0

Last 2 years’ GPA 3.2 / 4.0

Knowledge achieved through ISE project work:

Cost Analysis

Human Factors

Materials Handling

Plant Layout

Statistics

Computer Skills:

IBM PC

Mainframe

Macintosh

Apple

BASIC

Lotus 1-2-3

FORTRAN

dBase IV

Quattro Pro

SLAM / SAS

AutoCAD

CADKEY

BlocPlan

FactoryCAD

FactoryFLOW

WordPerfect

Microsoft Word

COURSE PROJECT

Project Manager of Senior Design Team

Client: Alpha Window Company, Inc.

Salem, VA Fall 1999 – Spring 2000

Project manager of one-year project

Analysis and assessment of current layout of the window fabrication facility

Collection and interpretation of resources handling and flow data

Developed optional facility layouts to reduce materials handling

EMPLOYMENT

Summer Engineering Intern, Pitts Company, Inc.

Cleveland, OH Spring 1999

Application of CAD skills to both office layout and drape wall analysis

Assembled ANSI structural leading programs using computer knowledge

Assisted applications engineers in organized stamped structural calculations

Maintenance Administration, Cuthbert Foods, Inc.

Brooklyn, VA Winter 1998

Maintained and reorganized computer cataloguing of machine parts room

Ordered, received, and disseminated valuable machine parts and supplies

Organized purchase orders for cost accounting

Engineering Technician, Naval Air Systems Command

Arbalest, VA Spring 1997

Developed Close Air Support Effectiveness math representation using FORTRAN

AWARDS AND ACTIVITIES

Dean’s List, Summer 1998, Winter 1998, Spring 1999, Spring 2000

Perkins Farms Inc., National Scholarship

Marching West Virginians & Metro Pep Band

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Society of Manufacturing Engineers

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

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