| Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2002 18:17:01 +0000
| From: "John P. Looney" <john at antefacto.com>
| On Tue, Feb 26, 2002 at 05:46:38PM +0000, Brian Foster mentioned:
| > [ ... ] an issue I'm currently struggling with
| > myself, when I e-mail my CV --- many recipients insist on having
| > M$-Word (or RTF) format; do not know what to do with PostScript;
| > and seem to use obsolete versions of Acrobat Reader (v3 or earlier!),
| > making PDF problematic. and, much worse, not all will accept simple
| > (US-)ASCII text as a substitute! ;-(
| Do what I do...mail them a URL to a Text one. It's sufficent.
| And, any company that requires a word CV is likely to be one you
| couldn't be arsed entertaining anyway.
thanks for the suggestion.
actually, I do do that, explicitly pointing out my website with varied
formats in the cover e-mail, and also in my .signature .... hasn't
worked yet! perhaps if I didn't attach my CV ? (the people I won't
deal with at all are those who seem to insist that a CV be submitted
via their website.)
the problem seems to be more with agencys, and (to a lessor extent)
the HR dept of larger companies. if I can _get_ the CV to the
appropriate tech manager (which is what I usually try to do, the
problem here being getting the name/title) or a knows-me insider,
things are Ok --- for the reason you imply, namely, I won't work
for M$-loving b*****ds.
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