Resume Format

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#1 Mr.Bungle  Icon User is offline

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Resume Format

Posted 26 April 2009 - 09:19 AM

Should you send your resume off as a work document or PDF? Traditionally I have always emailed my resume in .doc form. However I now use Open Office and the formatting does not always translate appropriately. Do employers care if it is .pdf? or .doc?
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Re: Resume Format

Posted 26 April 2009 - 09:23 AM

I use PDF.
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Posted 26 April 2009 - 10:55 AM

Make it some proprietary format that few people would have, and then tell them that if they can't open the document then you have no desire to work there. Keep in mind, you have to be absolutely and totally arrogant and rude in order for this to work.

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Re: Resume Format

Posted 26 April 2009 - 01:15 PM

Better yet, make your own proprietary file format! Then license them the application necessary to open it... hahahaha :P
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Posted 26 April 2009 - 04:58 PM

All very good ideas but I think I will stick with .pdf :D
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Re: Resume Format

Posted 26 April 2009 - 05:08 PM

If an employer has a specific need for one file format, they will specify it to you in the job posting. Many employers want .doc versions so their HR departments can import the text into a piece of software that searches for keywords, but certainly not all. If the absolutely need a .doc, they'll tell you.
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