Alcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 779 times:
I currently have Microsoft Works Word, and im trying to apply for jobs with recruitment agencies, but they wont accept my CV (resume) as they say it is the wrong format. Can anyone please help me to sort this out. Thanks in advance.
LY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 771 times:
For the purposes of this post I am going to assume that by "format" the agency is referring to the file type you're using, not the format of the resume itself...
Open the document you want to send, go to File->Save As and see if there's a drop down menu that says something like "Save as Type" or whatever. It should be right under the File Name field. Anyways, it would help to know what format the agencies want you to use. Once you know what it is, choose it from the menu and save your file. If I had to guess I'd say .doc is what you should probably be using.
Rossbaku From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 673 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 769 times:
Your better to follow the advice given by LY744, but when you go to the "Save as Type" or whatever it is, select Rich Text Format (.rtf). This is a universal file type and will almost guarantee to be readable by the agency.
Thanks for posting a link and not explaining it. that's really bright.
Quoting Alcregular (Reply 6): Thanks so much, it worked by changing it to rich text format. Im not that clued up on things like that (typical woman I hear you say, lol)
.rtf is a good call for MOST places because word can deal with it, but beware the presentation formatting COULD get messed up. I suggest finding a program that will allow you to print to .pdf, there there is almost no way they can't deal with it.
Quoting TPASXM787 (Reply 7): Give up on works. There's a reason it's free, like money.
WORKS BLOWS DOG. Obviously your sending out your CV because you are rich and can afford such things... I reccomend that you do get a copy of MS-office or at LEAST Word. I'm sure someone on this board lives near enough to let you 'borrow' thier copy