Rich Text Resumes RTF files
Because most recruiters use some sort of character scanning software that does poorly on formatted MS Word documents with font changes. I then did a Rich Text resume and began sending it out. Very quickly I received emails stating that they could not accept a RTF file, to issue it as a MS Word file. If a recruiter cannot open a RTF file with MS Word; do I really want to work with them? I then saved the RTF as a DOC for the ignoramuses. I now have three resumes, one is a formatted MS Word with tabs and bold text headers that looks good printed, the RTF saved as a DOC, and a HTM version for the Internet crowd. The bullet resume crowd still has problems with the scanning software the same as the formatted MS Word. You cannot please everyone.
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