I'm applying to jobs and some have emails to forward your CV's to, do I just send the standard Microsoft Word document or do I need to do anything to it??
I might seem stupid but I remember there being trouble doing this to and back at our 6th form.
just a normal word document should be fine. if you wanted to be fancy you could shove it in a pdf
I've always just sent it as a word document. Could use a pdf I suppose, but there doesn't seem that much point - they'll have something that can open word documents. I vaguely remember one IT company I applied to wanting it as .txt, but that was very weird (probably anti-microsoft issues).
Alright then I'll send them as word documents, thanks I was just a little unsure.
pdf it so it's guaranteed to work and it'll retain the format you intended. Also means it can't be modified.
I send it in Word 2007 and Notepad format.
I send it in both to be sure they can view it in some way.
Maybe they don't have word, so notepad comes in.
May look into making it a PDF though...
PDF is always the best way, it doesn't allow them to modify it, it will universally be able to be read and of course its what a lot of professional documents are sent in, so it gives a better impression.
Use PDF. If anything it shows you have mildly adept IT skills.
Okies, PDF it is. Looks more tidy I suppose.
As somebody who has been reading over CVs for the past week or so, to get myself ready for recruiting, I can say you've made the right decision. In terms of readability its so much more preferable to open a CV in PDF format than to do it in Word.
PDF is best.
If you are going to send it as a Word Document then make sure its .doc (97/2000/2003 Format) and not .docx (2007 Format)