What format should I save my CV?
Most people prefer a Word document (. doc or . docx) due to the format being easily opened, editable and readable by ATS software, or an Applicant Tracking System. Many large companies and recruiters use ATS to automatically sift through CVs to ensure only suitable matches are sent to the hiring manager.
Should I give my resume to a recruiter?
For internal recruiters, sending in a resume may prevent a third party recruiter from working with you. If they have your resume, there’s no point in me sending it to them. So if you’re sending it, make sure it’s to be considered.
How do I arrange formatting in Word?
Click “Options…” to access these settings. The “AutoFormat” tab on the “AutoCorrect” dialog box displays. Select the items you want Word to format automatically. Click “OK.”
Why does Word change my formatting?
This happens because Word can “absorb” explicit formatting changes into the underlying style. When this occurs, any other document elements that used that style automatically change to reflect the newly applied format. Choose Styles and Formatting from the Format menu. Word displays the Styles and Formatting task pane.