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How to format a resume...

... let me count the ways: txt, html, pdf, ps, rtf, doc, sxw. Seven, and I don't have wordperfect in there.

But I got it done.

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weofodthignen
Apr. 5th, 2004 02:56 pm (UTC)
Well done :-)

M
dangerpudding
Apr. 5th, 2004 03:06 pm (UTC)
The trick I'm running into is deciding which format to send when they don't specify..
jilara
Apr. 5th, 2004 05:25 pm (UTC)
I've been told by HR people that unless told otherwise, electronic resumes are to use flat ASCII. Special formating is a way to assure it isn't read. (Sorry to break it to you.)
ravan
Apr. 5th, 2004 06:18 pm (UTC)
These formats are available for download, or if they request a specific format. Unspecified requests get txt (ASCII text).

If I had my way, I would only do it in two formats: txt for emailing, and html for viewing on the web.
ertla
Apr. 5th, 2004 05:52 pm (UTC)
I haven't been looking in a while, but I used to use text for email, and keep the fancy formatting for the paper copy.
wulfmann
Apr. 5th, 2004 06:00 pm (UTC)
Hmmm...

I recognise all those extensions except the last. What's an .sxw file?
ravan
Apr. 5th, 2004 06:19 pm (UTC)
.sxw == star office/open office
It's a geeky showoff... ;-)
wulfmann
Apr. 5th, 2004 10:36 pm (UTC)
Ah! I've never used either of those, though I will probably use Open Office when I switch to Linux.

Good luck with your job-search. There has to be a better company out there that won't abuse you like the last one did!

<hug>
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