Three column resumes generally are used only to balance your resume text and should appear to be single column or two-column resumes when printed. (See )
As an alternative to using their 'piece by piece' resume forms, career websites generally allow you to enter your resume in text format. This is where you'll find it handy to have such a format at hand.
Paste Your Resume Into the Resume Text Box
You may "Upload a New Resume" or “Copy and Paste Resume Text” as indicated on the first page of the application. This file will be included with the application you submit for any jobs you are applying for at that time. If you apply for other positions in the future, you may attach a new resume, copy and paste New Resume Text or “Use an Existing Resume” to be included with your new application.
Want to make your keywords stand out—but not sure which words are most important? A great practice is to look at the job description for inspiration. Are there any industry or skill keywords that appear in the description that you can easily work into your resume text? Try to include relevant keywords and key phrases within your resume. Make sure your resume is still readable, though! While an ATS may let a keyword-dense but meaningless resume move forward in the process, your human readers need to be able to easily understand your qualifications and experience from a quick skim of your resume. Once you've written your ASCII text resume, you can save it as a text file and copy and paste it into a resume text area field anywhere on the World Wide Web (WWW), including on ! Prepare an ASCII text version of your resume, so that when employers request that you forward your resume in ASCII text via e-mail, you'll already have the document ready to send.