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Old 03-10-2014, 09:37 AM
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Hi guys,



Here is my problem. I have Microsoft Word for Mac 2011 version 14.3.8

The reason I bought it, was because I need a .doc file for my resume instead of .pdf. Since ATS can only read .doc resumes, I needed to have that format.

There's one problem though.

At the bottom of my resume, I have a technical skills section. In order to fit the information on one page, I neatly organized my bullets into three columns.

When I upload my resume to LinkedIn, in the preview I see the bullets were reverted to only 1 column, and the resume spanning two pages. My .pdf version of the resume looks a lot cleaner, but I have to use the .doc resume.

My question is, how do I make it so when I upload a file, it keeps its formatting?

Help is much appreciated.
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Old 03-11-2014, 07:46 AM
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Answer me.
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Old 03-12-2014, 12:03 AM
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Agencies that lazily use .doc to save them the effort of reading CVs and updating their databases by hand … very irritating, especially where the skill you've demonstrated in preparing a .pdf is relevant. I'd start by wondering about their conversion software. You used a table for your three columns, or just tabs?
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Answer me.


Seriously? Is that an order?


It seems to me that this is, as eNGINe comments, a conversion issue, and has nothing whatsoever to do with Word. Mind you, you do not state if your three columns are newspaper columns, or table columns. It may be possible that changing this could help.
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How are the columns made? I was just going through the same issue and gave up on using sections. Have a look for ATS-Optimized resume on this page http://www.hloom.com/download-profes...ume-templates/. They all use tabs to separate words into columns, and that seems to work when I import into linkedin.
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