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Discussion on: How to Write a Software Engineer Resume

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Cole Turner Author

What are some of your concerns about .doc format?

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Nikolay Nikolov

The formatting could be broken via different viewers. Not everybody is using MS Office and the doc could look super ugly and unreadable. Despite that the doc could be easy modified even by mistake. For this reasons PDF is created.

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Cole Turner Author

It depends. It doesn’t hurt to have both a word doc and a PDF, and transmit them both over email.

However based on the evidence, using. .doc is preferred for transmitting a resume through online forms.

When I switched from a PDF to a doc, I got more interviews because the ATS robots could understand it better, and that is the point that is made in the article.

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Nikolay Nikolov

Maybe it depends on the ATS.