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Subject:Re: a different resume red flag From:"Ned Bedinger" <doc -at- edwordsmith -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Thu, 21 Oct 2004 21:37:34 -0700
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From: "Monica Cellio" <cellio -at- pobox -dot- com>
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Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2004 1:44 PM
Subject: a different resume red flag
> You should never send a Word source file anyway, because different
> versions of Word sometimes render things differently and your nice
> formatting might not come out that way on the other end. Send PDF
I've encountered a divide in opinions about this. Most times that I've sent
a PDF to a prospective employer, I get a return phone call or email asking
for a Word document.
The rest of the story is that our electronic resumes often don't survive
very long in the form that we intended--when the HR or agency recruiter gets
around to it, they cut-n-paste them into databases, or into documents of
their own corporate design. This is a great incentive to abandon our resume
design efforts, focusing entirely on the writing (that is what we do,
right?), and sending it as plain text.
Ed Wordsmith Technical Communications
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