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    resume distribution

    I don't know if this is the correct forum, but I am interested in knowing how you distribute your resume. Is it HTML format, do you just cut and paste it in the email or do you use MS Word etc.
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    most companies will stipulate there requirements, normally it is plain text or MS word documents....
    id go with MS word, looks alot better then a txt file.

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    Unless the company's stipulated a format, I supply it in PDF. Looks the best (and most professional) and is more secure.

    I've also done a CD-ROM version using an HTML copy with some demo work also on it. That goes down pretty well.
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    Originally posted by hillsy
    I've also done a CD-ROM version using an HTML copy with some demo work also on it. That goes down pretty well.
    If you can do it on one of those business card CD ROMS, it looks even sweeter, because they are so compact and easy to file etc rather than a clunky big CD.

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    I've moved this to Business & Career Management, hopefully it'll improve the response rate a little.

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    If I'm allowed, PDF format.

    Otherwise Word.

    Otherwise RTF.

    Otherwise Plain Text.

    It just makes sense that you distribute it at the highest possible quality that the company accepts
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    Anyone know if those little business card CDs work in a standard CD-burner? I just found a shop that carries blank ones for AUS$2 each and it's about time I updated my resume

    Maybe I'll just buy one and try it out...
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    I go woth jeremy with this one. Plus if you supply it in PDF it shows you can at least work a PDF creator!

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    Originally posted by Nicky
    I go woth jeremy with this one. Plus if you supply it in PDF it shows you can at least work a PDF creator!
    PDF is great for this sort of thing. But there's more to creating a good one than people sometimes realise (just like websites, really )

    I once had a resume submitted where the person claimed to be an expert in the use of Acrobat Distiller for desktop publishing. If that was the case, someone forgot to teach them about graphics compression A bit like submitting a portfolio site full of FrontPage meta tags, it was.

    The moral - a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing. Particularly if you try to pass it off as a lot
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