Re: Resume Writing Part 2

Subject: Re: Resume Writing Part 2
From: Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:41:28 -0800

PDF is not usually an option. Some email programs strip pdfs and most hiring managers use Word to put resumes in their templates. My pdf resume was mutilated worse than my Word resume. Some employers, like government agencies, have specific requirements about how information is presented. Contractors seeking sub-contractors will re-format resumes to fit the application requirements.

Even if a resume is received with all of the formatting where it needs to be, it will not fill in for missing requirements and it could distract a manager from a good presentation of skills.


On 11/16/2017 2:30 PM, davecc0000 wrote:

On Nov 16, 2017, at 2:01 PM, Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net> wrote:

I had one resume with what I thought was a simple design but once it was received, it was mutilated by technology; nothing was where I put it. Layout is usually lost, fonts are changed to the employer's default, and graphics are often stripped. Some employers have a specific format or template for the resume to follow that often resembles a boring application form.

Is PDF no longer a valid format in which to present resumes? Wouldnât that solve the reformatting issue?

Dave
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Resume Writing Part 2: From: Cardimon, Craig
Re: Resume Writing Part 2: From: Gene Kim-Eng
RE: Resume Writing Part 2: From: Cardimon, Craig
Re: Resume Writing Part 2: From: Lauren
Re: Resume Writing Part 2: From: davecc0000

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