Why do I get an error when uploading a resume?

Lever is able to auto-read almost any type of resume file. Supported formats include:

  • Microsoft Word (including DOCX)
  • Adobe PDF
  • Rich Text (RTF)
  • Corel WordPerfect
  • HTML
  • MS Office HTML
  • Open Office (ODF)


However, Lever will have trouble with resumes that either have very unusual formatting, or are scanned (which makes the resume into an image).

How do I know if a resume is scanned?

If you can't click on the document text and select the text, then the document is scanned, and can't be auto-read in Lever. We suggest downloading a program like Adobe Acrobat or using Google Drive to convert the scanned document into a document with readable text.

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