This is Where Your PDF Resume Will Take You

Microsoft Word

Received the following advice today:

When applying for jobs, never send your resume in .docx format. Fonts don’t always get embedded and hiring managers cannot always open these files. Use PDF.

Do we really want to work for managers who can’t open a Word doc? Imagine the world-class mentoring and career development you’re going to get from such a person.

I mean, my wife can open Word docs no problem and she can’t even figure out how to turn on the TV.

Thus spoke The Programmer.

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