Resume/Cover Letter Formatting Tips

Resume and Cover Letter documents can be uploaded as Word or PDF documents.

PDFs uploaded to the Resumes and Cover Letters page, or as custom documents in a job posting, need to be 5MB or smaller.

If the margins of your document are set outside the standard, the formatting of your document will change when it is uploaded to ApplyToEducation.

Standard margins are applied to your documents when they are uploaded. If the margins in your document have been altered, this could cause words and lines to move once the document is uploaded.

If this happens, please save the original document as a PDF and then try re-uploading it.

If you are still experiencing formatting issues, please adjust the margins of your document to the standard:

  • 54cm top and bottom
  • 17cm left and right

Note: If you have already applied to a position, you can still make edits to your resume and cover letter as long as the position is still open. Convert the document into a PDF file and re-upload the document to the job posting in the Jobs Applied To section of the Jobs Postings tab. Please ensure that you click Save before exiting.

If the file you are uploading is too large, you can try to compress it and upload a smaller version of the file using this free online tool:

ApplyToEducation Team

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