By: Tracy Levine, Principal, Advantage Talent

Many Candidates have started sending their resume in PDF format.  This can be risky.  PDF resumes are not read well by some database systems.

Instead of the PDF format, the candidate can create an unchangeable Word document.  In Microsoft Word 2007 and 2010, click on the Microsoft icon which is shown below.

A drop down menu will appear.  Look for the Prepare Icon.

A prepare for distribution list will appear.  One of the options is ‘Mark as Final’.

When the candidate marks the resume as Final, the document becomes read-only and cannot be changed.