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Old 05. Sep 2013, 06:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
Joe A.TT
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Originally Posted by Anupam View Post
Here resumes are mostly sent in .rtf or .doc format.
Back when I did resumes computers didn't play a part so I don't have any experience sending them out that way. I can only presume most people don't know better, that's why they use .rtf or .doc.
Originally Posted by Anupam View Post
Anyways, why would people want to change a resume?
Let's say several people apply for an important job. Now let's assume the recipient who is collecting all the applications is a low level official but he/she has an ulterior motive and favors a particular candidate but they don't have the power to make that final decision. He/she could then alter the other applicants' resumes in an unfavorable way before presenting it higher up (e.g. to a board of directors).

I admit this is all hypothetical, but at the same time I can easily imagine something like this happening. Common sense alone tells me important documents should never be sent out in a format that could be tampered with. IMHO, there's all to gain and nothing to lose if resumes are submitted in PDF format.
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