RE: Re[2]: Resume Writing Part 2

Subject: RE: Re[2]: Resume Writing Part 2
From: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>
To: 'Grant Hogarth' <grant -at- hedgewizard -dot- net>, 'Lauren' <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>, "'techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:09:41 +0000

I would prepare three versions, Word, PDF, and text-only.

Some companies are so deathly afraid of embedded malware that they don't accept anything but plain text.

Formatting be darned.

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From: techwr-l-bounces+ccardimon=m-s-g -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+ccardimon=m-s-g -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Grant Hogarth
Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2017 9:00 PM
To: Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re[2]: Resume Writing Part 2

I usually send the agency a word doc, but then have printouts of my properly-formatted one to bring to the interviews.
I also have emailed a PDF version direct to the interviewer.

------ Original Message ------
From: "Lauren" <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Sent: 11/16/2017 4:41:28 PM
Subject: Re: Resume Writing Part 2

>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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References:
Re: Resume Writing Part 2: From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: Resume Writing Part 2: From: Lauren
Re: Resume Writing Part 2: From: davecc0000
Re: Resume Writing Part 2: From: Lauren
Re[2]: Resume Writing Part 2: From: Grant Hogarth

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