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At 04:26 PM 01/28/2002 -0800, bgoett wrote:
>What is the prefered format for submitting documents when applying for jobs
>on-line? I've been sending resumes and cover letters as pdf. documents
>thinking they are universally accessible, and more resistant to srambling in
>transit. I've been getting some messages back that the files can't be
>opened. Should I be sticking to plain text or some other format instead?
The last time I applied for a job online, my email included a cover letter
followed by a plain text version of my resume. Depending on the wording of
the job ad, I either just included a link to my website with information
about other available formats of my resume, or I included the link and
attached a copy of my resume in Word 97 format (saved down from Word 2000).
Not all job ads were clear about the format of the resume, and I didn't
want to lose a job opportunity because someone wanted either plain text or
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