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Free Advice for Students Applying for School, Work or an Internship

If you email someone an important document, such as your resume, you have no control over what software the person to whom you are sending it will use to open and read it.

That means all your careful formatting work (what? you didn’t pay careful attention to format? stop reading and see below) could be ruined. Even worse, the file format you send may not be readable by the software the receiver is using. It’s anyone’s guess how it will look when printed!

Solution: save the document as a PDF. There are many free PDF converters, and Adobe has some more robust tools (but you’ll have to pay for them).

That way, you can be confident that the person opening the document will see the formatting just as you intended it.

(Ok, for all you guys who didn’t pay attention to formatting because you think content is all that should matter: a poorly formatted resume just screams, “I’m not ready for work in the adult world.” Do the hard work of making it look professional.)

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