alcregular
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Help With Microsoft Works

Tue Sep 20, 2005 5:53 am

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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LY744
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RE: Help With Microsoft Works

Tue Sep 20, 2005 6:08 am

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.


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RE: Help With Microsoft Works

Tue Sep 20, 2005 6:10 am

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.

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RE: Help With Microsoft Works

Tue Sep 20, 2005 6:11 am

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RE: Help With Microsoft Works

Tue Sep 20, 2005 6:19 am

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!


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RE: Help With Microsoft Works

Tue Sep 20, 2005 6:21 am

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..

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alcregular
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RE: Help With Microsoft Works

Tue Sep 20, 2005 6:23 am

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)
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RE: Help With Microsoft Works

Tue Sep 20, 2005 6:23 am

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.
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alcregular
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RE: Help With Microsoft Works

Tue Sep 20, 2005 6:25 am

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.
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RE: Help With Microsoft Works

Tue Sep 20, 2005 6:30 am

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
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RE: Help With Microsoft Works

Tue Sep 20, 2005 7:41 am

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
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LY744
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RE: Help With Microsoft Works

Tue Sep 20, 2005 8:25 am

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.


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