Resumes That Stand Out

How to edit resume templates in MS Word

Send Your Resume as a PDF File

If there are no specific instruction send your resume as a PDF file. You will make sure that it looks as you want because virtually everyone can open a resume in PDF format on their computers (no need extra software - even web browsers can open PDF files). Also saving your document as a PDF ensures that the formatting will not get messed up when a user opens it.

Office for Windows

Choose File > Export > Create PDF/XPS.

In Publish as PDF or XPS, navigate to where you want to save the file. Also, modify the file name if you want a different name.

Click Publish.

Save as PDF Save as PDF

Office for Mac

Click File.

Click Save As.

Click File Format towards the bottom of the window.

Save as PDF

Select PDF from the list of available file formats.

Give your file a name, if it doesn't already have one, then click Export.