Word CV Formatting Tips
If you are having problems getting the format of your MS-Word document CV right, here are a couple of tips:
- Do not use non-standard fonts. Most fonts cannot be perfectly matched between Word and HTML, which could possibly make your CV difficult to read. Recommended fonts are Arial, Times New Roman, Verdana, and Courier. Also use same font in the CV.
- Do not use spaces or tabs for formatting a table or
aligning text. This could result in tables with uneven
columns. Please use Word's alignment and indention features. If you have created a table using tabs, please use Word's table feature
and turn off the borders.
- Images will not be preserved in the HTML view of your CV. This goes for regular images as well as bullets. They will, however, be preserved in your Word document, so job posters will still be able to see them when they download your Word document.
- Do not surround your CV body with a frame or use columns in your CV, as this can cause problems with the formatting. Instead use a table for formatting.
- Do not use a series of underscores to represent a line
break. Instead use the standard line break in Word.
- Do not use fancy table borders like double or dotted
borders. This might not be formatted correctly. Instead use
standard single line borders.
- Note: if you do not follow above advice to edit your word CV, it may generate a bad formatted html CV from it. In order to have a readable CV to employer therefore we will only display a plain text CV and discard your bad html version.
- After editing your Word document with the above advice, close this window and upload your newly formatted CV again.
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