Best practices for formatting a plaintext resume? I am going to apply for a job where I have to paste my resume into a form, and I'd like to have it not look terrible.
I saw this related askme thread
which has some good ideas, but I have a couple of additional questions.
Should I do hard returns at 80 columns? I just wonder how likely it will be that when viewed in a variable-width font the lines will be too short.
It's hard to keep it to one page if the "page" is not really defined, but I can write it in Word to gauge the length I suppose.
I'd like to indent some parts and maybe use a horizontal rule line out of ----------- or _________ or ==========. Is that a terrible idea, or used carefully (and sparingly) could it be ok?
I plan to also host a pdf version of my resume (and list the url in my pasted-into-form resume, prominently, at the top), and maybe also a html version. Any other formats I should use? Word document maybe?
And in general, do you have any tips / best practices? Things to avoid?
Thanks in advance for any help.