You want to make your resume a PDF, this is super smart, because PDF’s can be read by basically any computer. Most people have Microsoft Word installed on their machine but not everyone, so your safest bet is turning it into a PDF.
This is really simple, especially if you have Microsoft Word (any version after Word 97). The screenshot I’m showing is from Microsoft Word 2011 but any newer version of Word should be similar if not identical.
Now, if you don’t have Microsoft Word and want a free way to create your resume I highly recommend Google Docs.
Below you are going to see two sets of instructions on how to convert your resume into a PDF, one for Microsoft Word and one for Google Docs. It’s totally easier than you think it is!
Converting your Microsoft Word document into a PDF
- Open the File menu.
- Select Save As…
- Give your document a name in the Save As: field.
- From the Format drop down menu select PDF.
- Click the Save button.
Converting your Google Doc into a PDF