Emailing a CV properly?

Monday, March 23rd, 2009 - CV Writing, Job Application, tutorial


eMail CV

So this is happening
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Lauren asks: A company I emailed my CV to wrote back saying they couldn’t open it, so to convert it to ms word. I don’t have an MS computer, I have a web book acer/aspire, and the file was .odt. So I converted it to ms word and now it has .doc at the end of it. Is this right, and will it work so they can open it??

In answer:
While Word is the standard in the word processing application, when sending a CV, you might consider attaching a PDF of the document. I prefer Adobe PDF as the format for documents because they aren’t so easily altered. They are also easy to make and just about everyone in business has it and uses it. You can either save the document as a PDF file, or you can scan the printed hard copy and generate a PDF document.

If you must use MSWord and don’t have access to a computer, go to a public use computer – such as located at your local library – or at an Internet Cafe, and use GoogleDocs. A presently free service, this will also allow you to access your CV where ever you are, as long as you have access to a computer.

Good Luck!

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