Resume Tip #9: You should export your resume as PDF
Portable Document Format (PDF) was first published by Adobe in 1993. With Adobe Reader available free of charge, and Adobe’s continued support of the format, PDF became the de facto standard for printable web documents and books.
Resume Tip #9: You should export your resume as PDF.
What you need to do:
- If you’re using Microsoft Office Word 2007 to create your resume, be sure to publish a copy of the document as PDF once you’re done;
- If you’re using LaTeX to create your resume, be sure to export it with ”pdflatex”.
The recruiter needs to be able to open your file in order to look over your resume. Plus, PDF files are read-only, disallowing anyone to alter your document. Don’t send your resume as DOC or DOCX because some people tend to use OpenOffice Writer, which does not guarantee your desired page layout from Microsoft Office Word.
Paul, co-founder of StartupSort