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User currently offlineAlcregular 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.

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User currently offlineLY744 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.

Anyways, good luck with the job search.


LY744.



Pacifism only works if EVERYBODY practices it
User currently offlineRossbaku 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.

RossBaku  Silly


User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 765 times:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...64844?v=glance&s=software&n=507846

User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 755 times:

Quoting 777236ER (Reply 3):
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...64844?v=glance&s=software&n=507846

What a crazy website. They're charging people money for software!


*Warning: the above contained humour and/or sarcasm (the author often can't tell the two apart), respond appropriately.


LY744.



Pacifism only works if EVERYBODY practices it
User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 751 times:

Quoting Alcregular (Thread starter):
I currently have Microsoft Works Word

First off, you either have MS Works OR MS Word.. they are not the same program. You CAN have both, but they are NOT the same program..

Second, most companies prefer a .doc file, (I've never seen one that wants a .rtf).. The website of the company SHOULD tell you what kind to send..

Chris



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User currently offlineAlcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 749 times:

LY744,

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)


User currently offlineTPASXM787 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 748 times:

go to www.microsoft.com and download the free 60-day trail version of Office.

Give up on works. There's a reason it's free, like money.



This is the Last Stop.
User currently offlineAlcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 741 times:

Quoting TPASXM787 (Reply 7):
download the free 60-day trail version of Office.

It takes nearly two hours to download, I gave up on it, lol. Anyhow, i've solved the problem, cheers for the help guys.


User currently offlineTPASXM787 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 734 times:

Quoting Alcregular (Reply 8):
It takes nearly two hours to download

damn do you have dial up?

that's f'ing forever I would have been pissed  Smile



This is the Last Stop.
User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 726 times:

Quoting 777236ER (Reply 3):
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...64844?v=glance&s=software&n=507846

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.

 thumbsup  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  Smile


User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 719 times:

Quoting Alcregular (Reply 6):
Thanks so much, it worked by changing it to rich text format.

No probs.

Quoting Alcregular (Reply 6):
typical woman I hear you say,

Oops, guess I said that a little too loud!  Wink But no worries, you're in good company.


LY744.



Pacifism only works if EVERYBODY practices it
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