LPT: Save your resume as a PDF before sending it out. This guarantees the layout, structure, typography to be 100% consistent for all viewers, and no one will have issues opening it.

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I actually go this with ALL files that aren’t intended to be collaborations.


I had a Word doc come in with the comments on by whoever reviewed it. I had to reply back to suggest this tip.


Good tip. Third time I’ve seen this same tip.


It’s also a good way to prevent people from editing it, like dishonest recruiters trying to puff it up for employers by giving you credentials you don’t have.