[UPHPU] brasto seeks new LAMP OSS opportunities
bms at mscis.org
Sat Aug 11 01:59:40 MDT 2007
cole at colejoplin.com wrote:
> I agree totally, but I have found that too many people want Word docs.
> Here's my summer-job-hunting experience. Government wants a doc,
> preferrably Word 2003 format. Headhunters want that same thing, in
> case they want to tweak your resume a bit before sending it out to
> someone. Job openings for open source, flash and LAMP prefer PDF.
> Anyone that even looks like a Mac or Adobe shop wants PDF.
> So what to do if you hate using Microsoft apps? Google Documents allow
> you to upload a doc, edit it, and save it as a Wod doc, PDF, even Open
> Office. So I tried it. The only change I had to make was to reset some
> center alignments on my original Word doc, and it was fine. Another
> great advantage is that is is easily accessible from anywhere you have
> internet access.
> -- Cole
I have not tried using Google Documents before. What I have done when
people want a Word-formatted document might not be the best method, but
it's worked for me. I tested saving OpenOffice Text files to various
Word file-types. The one that held the formatting best at the time I
tested (about 24 months ago now) was Rich Text Format (rtf). Thus, I
send an rtf file to those who insist on Word-formatted resume's and
explain it's the best I can do since I don't have Word. Occasionally,
if it's a job I'm not quite as interested in but one I want to make a
point to, I'll add some comment about assuming everyone in the world
uses Microsoft Word - but usually I avoid that comment :)
I have nothing against using MS products. I just don't use pirated
products, and I don't have the money to pay MS for stuff that I can do
with Open Source software - which includes everything ;).
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