March 24, 2024 at 4:24 pm

Company Wanted A Job Seeker’s Resume In A Word Document, So He Used A Hilarious Trick To Give Them What They Wanted

by Trisha Leigh

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Looking for a new job isn’t anyone’s idea of a good time. We try to have as much of the process automated, so at least sending out resumes doesn’t feel like a full-time job.

That said, there’s always one employer who wants to go their own way.

OP had a resume he liked and that worked really well.

Few years ago, I had started to use PowerPoint to draft my resume.

I’m in France and people expect a one-pager so i used a blank, portrait-oriented slide and combined different elements until I was happy with the result.

I would be sending it out as a .pdf version and never had any problem.

Then, a potential employer wanted it in Word instead.

That worked until the day I was asked to provide a Word version.

This is something usually required to evaluate a candidate ability to use Word properly (like, you should never center a title in a page by putting many spaces before).

So, he put it in Word.

I had no intention to spend more than 2 minutes doing this so I opened a new Word document, selected my pdf resume as an image and pasted the image into the Word.

The top comment agrees they wouldn’t give a Word doc to anyone.

Source: Reddit/AITA

Other people think they’re going to follow OP’s lead.

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Apparently, there’s good reason to be cautious.

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But some say OP might have shot himself in the foot.

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Either way, most people wouldn’t have gone to any more trouble than OP did.

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I’m sure he didn’t get the job.

Then again, maybe he did.

What do I know?

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