Sending a resume isn’t always the best way to score a job, but if one is required you want to make sure it gets read. Reader Owen reminds us of one of the most obvious but often neglected resume strategies: send it as a PDF so you can be sure your recipient can read it.
Owen explains the importance of this in his own words:
When emailing resumes to potential employers, send them in PDF format. Formats used by word processing software such as MS Office or Open Office are not always readable by the people who receive your job applications. PDF is such a common file format that it’s almost guaranteed that the recipient will have some kind of PDF reader on hand, whatever the operating system.
To make sure your PDF resume gets noticed, check out our top 10 ways to rock your resume. Thanks Owen!