Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Soren, Oct 31, 2009.
I'm trying to conform my resume to a certain look but it just isn't letting me do it in Word.
What certain look is that?
Publisher lets you get pretty creative.
Speaking from someone who looks at resumes, don't be a douche.
nice details, scottwax?
I just use Google Docs and save it as a Pdf
I don't know how to use LaTeX and it looks complicated.
The resume template I'm trying to copy is pretty straightforward but I want it to look exactly the same.
Here it is if anyone's interested: http://www.law.harvard.edu/prospective/jd/apply/resume4.pdf
I thought he was going to do something "original" which would take away the nuts and bolts of the information provided.
Word can easily do that - I'd be shocked if it wasn't done in Word originally. Just keep at it or post something specific that Word isn't doing.
That's fucking simple to do in Word. If you can't do that, you don't deserve to have a job that requires submitting a resume.
I can't get the tables to adjust (the lines don't move) and replicate the categories without causing problems.
edit: Anyone know the font he's using?
Hell, you can copy and paste the damn thing into Word and figure that out...
Do yourself a favour and pick one of these:
He's not using tables.....
Why? His is bad?
This is being to sent to a law school btw...
And I tried modifying the "Chronological Resume" template but I couldn't make it work as well as the sample.
I know I was using a template found in Word that quite closely matched his but it simply isn't working.
I'm thinking of paying someone to do this
Good grief, man... what part specifically are you having trouble with? There's nothing particularly challenging there, though I guess if you're completely not familiar with Word's formatting tools it might be sort of a mystery... just give it your best try, post it up, and I (we?) will tell you what you need to do to fix it. If you really want to pay someone, PM me.
But I'd feel bad for taking your money.
uh, that format comes from Word. that's the format my resume was in for a while. i don't remember if i'm still using it since it has been a while since i've updated it.
there's a similar one but not one that is identical.
it's pretty damn close either way. i think right down to the Garamond font.
it's a resume. make sure it is readable and has the right information. you're wasting time if you're trying to make it identical to something else.
when i'm reading resumes, all i care about is the content the ease of finding the information.
i could care less about the style as do my colleagues.
it should just be clear and concise.
if you're an art student or something similar, then that's a different matter.
Yeah, you should probably kill yourself if you're heading down that path anyway.
why are you dick.
what's wrong with any honest profession that puts food on the table.
Cuz I don't see it putting food on the table
Did I hit a sore spot or somethin?
As mentioned, MS Word will do this without a hitch.
I wouldn't worry about getting the format down exactly. When I would work my way through a stack of resumes, I was looking for content and legibility. As long as you didn't make me work to find what I needed, I could care less about the font or exact proportions of white space. Tell me why I should hire you.
How much do you know about the graphic arts field?