Career and Job Search Guide

Resume Delivery Methods

There are many ways to present your resume to potential employers. You can mail, fax, e-mail, or post it to a resume database. It is also possible to create a scannable resume.

If possible, find out your potential employers preferred method of delivery. Job advertisements sometimes indicate an employers' delivery preference or provide only one way to contact the employer. Faxing or e-mailing your resume can get it to a potential employer quicker than other delivery methods. Mail is the traditional delivery method.
  • Faxing quickly delivers your resume but with a slight loss of quality.
  • E-mailing your resume can be complicated since there are several different options.
  • Online resumes can be stored and searched in online job banks.
  • Scannable resumes are presented in "plain text.