[quote=“Brendon”][quote=“Lord Lucan”][quote=“Brendon”]I usually send mine as PDF, and include a link to an HTML version on my website in the cover letter.
The reason is simple - I use a system called reStructuredText (reST) to do all my documents stuff. The PDFs it generates via LaTeX are just gorgeous - big margins, beautiful spacing, good fonts. On screen it looks great, printed out it looks a million times better than anything I can hack up in Word.
It also gives me the HTML version for no extra work [/quote]
A nightmare for a recruitment agency. But of course fine for sending into companies on spec. Resumes are copied and pasted into the recruiter’s own database and format. They have to save the pdf as an rtf file and then deal with the resultant mess.
Any headhunter will thank you for a plain Word file, Arial and Times New Roman headings, no underlining, italics if you must, and generous spacing.[/quote]
They could probably just copy and paste from the HTML version, which has identical content. I admit though that recruitment agencies feature nowhere on my list of concerns [/quote]
Yup. And a pdf ensures that even if your target is using Letter paper and bonkers margins in Word your CV still looks good. I suppose a pdf file and a Word file would be the best of all?