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resume format(pdf or doc)

 
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Hi,
Which format is preferable for a resume, .pdf or .doc file?? doc files may not open in all machines whereas pdf files are too big.My resume is ~40k in doc format , the pdf equivalent is ~200k. Is it OK to send resumes in pdf format.
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I prefer to keep my resume in multiple formats(word, pdf, and html) and use them appropriately.
No matter what you end up choosing, be prepared to create a Word version because most recrutiers will ask for it.
 
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Multiple formats are always advisable, but prefer sending .rtf if format is not specified.
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I keep my resume in two formats:
- Plain text, for copy/paste into various company websites and job search boards.
- MS-Word, because American businesses use MS-Word everyday.
In the past 8 yrs, no one has ever asked me for a *.pdf formatted resume.
John Coxey
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