Anyone know a better resume editing software than Word?

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  1. Soren

    Soren OT Supporter

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    I'm trying to conform my resume to a certain look but it just isn't letting me do it in Word.
     
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  3. Jas0n

    Jas0n Антихрист

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    What certain look is that?

    Publisher lets you get pretty creative. :dunno:
     
  4. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Speaking from someone who looks at resumes, don't be a douche.
     
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  6. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    nice details, scottwax?
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    I just use Google Docs and save it as a Pdf :noes:
     
  8. Soren

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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    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.
     
  10. BlazinBlazer Guy

    BlazinBlazer Guy Witness to The De-Evolution of Mankind.

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    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. :fawk:
     
  11. Soren

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    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?
     
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  12. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    He's not using tables.....
     
  14. Soren

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    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.
     
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    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 :o
     
  16. Jas0n

    Jas0n Антихрист

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  18. Soren

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    there's a similar one but not one that is identical.
     
  19. trouphaz

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    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.
     
  20. crontab

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    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.
     
  21. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Yeah, you should probably kill yourself if you're heading down that path anyway.
     
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    crontab (uid = 0)

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    wtf

    why are you dick.

    what's wrong with any honest profession that puts food on the table.
     
  23. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Cuz I don't see it putting food on the table :rofl:

    Did I hit a sore spot or somethin?
     
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    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.
     
  25. crontab

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    How much do you know about the graphic arts field?
     

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