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RH in Burnaby, British Columbia

38 months ago

Indeed, you have to improve your Resume Converter or at least have the option of having an uploaded resume viewed as it was originally formatted to be.

I've uploaded my resume in every possible format and your converter consistently butchers all the details. Why don't you just have the option of uploading a resume as it appears? Nobody creates a resume via Word 2007 or OpenOffice without formatting it the way they intend for it to appear. Yes, I'm aware I can start again. But again, I would prefer for my resume to look the way it is.

I am sorely disappointed.

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-indeedhost in Austin, Texas

38 months ago

Hi RH, Thank you for your feedback about Indeed Resume. I'm sorry to hear that you are having difficulty uploading your resume. We're trying to keep Indeed Resumes looking relatively uniform, so that employers can review them quickly and easily. Using uniform formatting also makes it simpler for users to update their Indeed Resumes. When uploading your resume, make sure that the file is text-based. We recommend uploading a file type that is either a Word document (.doc, .docx), a PDF created from a text file (not scanned in as an image) or a plain .txt, .rtf, .html, or .odt file. Also, be sure that your file is no greater than 5 MB in size. If you try this but are still not sure why your resume is not uploading correctly, please send a request for assistance through our contact form (http://www.indeed.com/support) and our Customer Support team will be happy to help you further. Best of luck with your job search! -Indeed Host

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arronlee in California

34 months ago

Yup indeed, I agree with the host. But I used to convert my resume of other formats(.txt, .rtf, .html, or .odt file.) into PDF files with the help of some PDF conversion tools. ( www.yiigo.com/guides/csharp/how-to-pdf-convert.shtml ) I suggest you guys google some fine tools to help you create your resumes. Remember to chec k its freetrial first if possible. I hope all of you success. Good luck.

Best regards,
Arron

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Abigail Klinton in Orange, California

30 months ago

Hi arron
I have take a look at your pdf converting tool .It seems great for pdf file converting(www.rasteredge.com/how-to/csharp-imaging/pdf-convert-raster/).It is crutial for me to own a fine tool.I want to know that if your converter supports to work with windows 8 setup offline?Thanks a lot

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Tony Pass in South Bend, Indiana

30 months ago

I spent much time and money on preparing my resume and the converter butchered it.
I have since pulled it. As resume should be as individual as the author. Most firms use search tools anyhow.

Tony Passannante

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tgpii in Chicago, Illinois

30 months ago

RH in Burnaby, British Columbia said: Indeed, you have to improve your Resume Converter or at least have the option of having an uploaded resume viewed as it was originally formatted to be.

I've uploaded my resume in every possible format and your converter consistently butchers all the details. Why don't you just have the option of uploading a resume as it appears? Nobody creates a resume via Word 2007 or OpenOffice without formatting it the way they intend for it to appear. Yes, I'm aware I can start again. But again, I would prefer for my resume to look the way it is.

I am sorely disappointed.

That is most websites. However if you are to lazy to fix your resume, how you going to be on the job?

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HR in Austin, Texas

29 months ago

I agree with RH. I was going to post my information on Indeed, but the fact that I would have to completely redo my resume (which I've already spent a lot of time perfecting) is baffling. There should be an option of simply uploading my existing resume. Oh well!

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pdiconsults in Los Angeles, California

28 months ago

Most companies will use very similar programs to convert your resume and unfortunately, it's really crappy. As much as we want to whine about it, it's not going to change anytime soon because they don't think it's necessary to spend money on something that still works.

So what do you do? As much as you guys don't want to, you'll need to create a resume upload friendly version. You can show off your fancy resume at your interview. Most of the time, they'll prefer to look at the resume you hand them anyways over the one they printed.

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cory in Texas

24 months ago

I have been unable to keep this converter from scrambling my resume. I have retyped it now half a dozen times various ways. Every file extension format there is. It will read parts of it fine. Then parts formatted exactly the same. Same spacing, alignment, font, scrambled eggs. What gives?

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Cj in Kingman, Arizona

19 months ago

Resume converter is pure crap and I'm doing it from my phone. My resume is unique with different bullet points fonts etc. and since I'm currently computer less I can't just use a computer. And I guess I'm not going to use indeed because it's pure butcher. I'll have to try career advise or some other site. Get with the program it's 2015

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audrey in Tacoma, Washington

16 months ago

RH in Burnaby, British Columbia said: Indeed, you have to improve your Resume Converter or at least have the option of having an uploaded resume viewed as it was originally formatted to be.

I've uploaded my resume in every possible format and your converter consistently butchers all the details. Why don't you just have the option of uploading a resume as it appears? Nobody creates a resume via Word 2007 or OpenOffice without formatting it the way they intend for it to appear. Yes, I'm aware I can start again. But again, I would prefer for my resume to look the way it is.

I am sorely disappointed.

I AGREE!! It totally messes up my entire resume. There needs to be a way to make it so we can upload our resume 'as is'. Please fix this!

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AndyRising in a State of Bliss

16 months ago

The solution for people who have "fancy" resumes and who aren't willing to adapt their resume content to Indeed's format is this: When you apply to a job on Indeed, you have the option of using your Indeed resume or uploading a different resume file. You need to upload your resume. Keep a version on Indeed with all the important keywords and job titles that you want employers to find, but always upload your fancy version to job postings.

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Neil in London, United Kingdom

16 months ago

We have now been discussing the broken convertor for 21 months and Indeed show no signs of fixing it. I would not hold your breath for a solution soon. Weird as this must be a key feature for users.

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correctanswers4ya@*****.*** in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

16 months ago

The resume converter makes Indeed a huge waste of time! My resume is eye catching and very simple to read. If an employer is turned off by an individual's resume then that is on the applicant. Indeed shouldn't make the choice for individuals to have to submit to conformity. Please create an option to upload a resume as-is.

Thank you for the system that you have created though, it could just be better is what I'm saying:)

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john@*****.*** in North Brunswick, New Jersey

16 months ago

Can you provide additional guidelines on creating a resume that converts well? I use docx and am under 5Mb. Can you provide a template for example?

Thank you

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rk003h in Woodside, New York

13 months ago

We spend time making sure a resume looks the way we want. We format so there is continuity (don't want bullets from one job spilling over onto another page). Information gets garbled by Indeed. I realized that details about my degrees/universities got switched--years were wrong. This makes me look terrible to an employer. Yes, I have since gone in an made adjustments, but for those jobs to which I've already applied, I now realize that I have absolutely NO CHANCE of getting a response. C'mon Indeed, at least give the option to see what an employer will see each time we send a job specific resume.

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simonukuk@*****.*** in United Kingdom

12 months ago

Absolutely awful C.V extraction tool. I refuse to have to re write my C.V to use your site. I am looking for high profile positions but will definitely not being doing it through your site due to the extraction tool.
Previous comments show that you are fully aware of how disappointing this tool. Ill be using C.V library and a number of others which are much more user friendly.

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car2nst in Holley, New York

12 months ago

This is the problem I Have been having for months to!!! I am a Graphic Designer and I have designed my resume to reflect that and "stand out" from other boring standard resumes. This issue probably has cost me MANY job opportunities. From now on I WILL NOT use ANY job sites, I will be sending resumes out the old fashioned and professional way!

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Youngjel504 in Trenton, New Jersey

11 months ago

I agree. I just want to upload my resume as I intended it to be. I am a graphic designer and my resume is creative. However, I can't with this website. Moreover, to make matters worse, Indeed never told me my resume would be altered, so I can't tell you how many employers probably think I'm a moron for the way my resume must have appeared to them. I had to find their emails in order to try and salvage the opportunities. This converter is such a pain. At least, provide the employers emails, so we can send them the resumes the way we want.

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Youngjel504 in Trenton, New Jersey

11 months ago

AndyRising in a State of Bliss said: The solution for people who have "fancy" resumes and who aren't willing to adapt their resume content to Indeed's format is this: When you apply to a job on Indeed, you have the option of using your Indeed resume or uploading a different resume file. You need to upload your resume. Keep a version on Indeed with all the important keywords and job titles that you want employers to find, but always upload your fancy version to job postings.

Pretty sure Indeed converts it without telling you.

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imnotarobot in California

10 months ago

The entire reason for having a personalized resume is to NOT LOOK LIKE EVERYONE ELSE. That is what every resume guide will tell you, that you need a resume to "pop" or "stand out". Indeed makes this impossible. I want employers to see ME, not what some robot thinks of me.

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Ruby Slippers in Las Vegas, Nevada

10 months ago

imnotarobot in California said: The entire reason for having a personalized resume is to NOT LOOK LIKE EVERYONE ELSE. That is what every resume guide will tell you, that you need a resume to "pop" or "stand out". Indeed makes this impossible. I want employers to see ME, not what some robot thinks of me.

This isn't 1965. Today, its usually the robot that "reads" the resume. Ain't technology something?

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VV in San jose in Fremont, California

10 months ago

Yes this resume is complete nonsense. I'm a professional Recruiter working in Silicon Valley and I refuse to post my resume to your site.

I also don't agree with your justification that it makes it easier or quicker for recruiters to scan resumes.

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dave in London, United Kingdom

9 months ago

To be frank whoever thought this was a good idea has never used the tool, its complete garbage and thats being generous, I suggest you change it so people can use it properly, otherwise why bother having it. even now your captcha box is not working, seems this website is a joke, I doubt I'll be able to even post this............

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Nick in Wimborne, United Kingdom

8 months ago

I have applied for several jobs over the last few days and I will be mortified if it is the edited CV that Indeed has sent to prospective employers in my name. If this is what has happened I am very disappointed that there is no option to send the CV as I intended. I am especially disappointed that I wasn't given any clear indication that my CV would be changed in this way before it was sent to employers.

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Regime211 in Somerville, Massachusetts

8 months ago

So I heard that Recruiter's normally prefer Word format over .Pdf because of the use of their satanic "ATS" system.

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ScreamingMimi in Edison, New Jersey

8 months ago

It scrambles the information even on a straightforward text resume. Most employers' resume converters, obnoxious as they are, work better than this.

I was surprised to find that Monster's resume options are much better (now this comment probably won't get posted, but I can try).

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pan in London, United Kingdom

6 months ago

Whether pdf extraction is much simpler than pdf to text conversion?
www.pqscan.com/pdf-to-text/

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Glynis in Springfield, Missouri

6 months ago

You have just spent quite a bit of time and money to perfect your resume, and you have the balls to call us lazy. Damn.

tgpii in Chicago, Illinois said: That is most websites. However if you are to lazy to fix your resume, how you going to be on the job?

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mzzz in Escondido, California

6 months ago

i just gave access to an employer to pull my info from indeed and it gave them info from a 5 year old resume instead of my current one, what is that????

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mzzz in Escondido, California

6 months ago

not using you anymore

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Stop reformating! in Toronto, Ontario

5 months ago

-indeedhost in Austin, Texas said: Hi RH,

Thank you for your feedback about Indeed Resume. I'm sorry to hear that you are having difficulty uploading your resume. We're trying to keep Indeed Resumes looking relatively uniform, so that employers can review them quickly and easily. Using uniform formatting also makes it simpler for users to update their Indeed Resumes.

When uploading your resume, make sure that the file is text-based. We recommend uploading a file type that is either a Word document (.doc, .docx), a PDF created from a text file (not scanned in as an image) or a plain .txt, .rtf, .html, or .odt file. Also, be sure that your file is no greater than 5 MB in size.

If you try this but are still not sure why your resume is not uploading correctly, please send a request for assistance through our contact form (www.indeed.com/support) and our Customer Support team will be happy to help you further.

Best of luck with your job search!

-Indeed Host

FIX THIS ALREADY. NOT EVERYONE IS A HAS A BORING GREY JOB AND CAREER ON HERE, MY INDUSTRY DEMANDS CREATIVE RESUMES AND WANTS TO SEE THEM AS THEY ARE INTENDED TO BE SEEN! THIS IS NOT JUST A FEATURE FOR JOB HUNTERS BUT EMPLOYERS AS WELL. GOODBYE Indeed

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Anon user in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania

5 months ago

Your converter is terrible. It changed my degree (totally unacceptable and not legit) and looks like it added things as well. How does one explain this to a prospective employer? I'm not happy about potentially needing to explain your unauthorized changes to my resume. Backgrounds are checked. I won't be using your site again. I don't need to get a job and have your misdeeds ruin the opportunity.

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AndyRising in a State of Bliss

5 months ago

I simply don't understand all of these posts. There's nothing in your "Indeed resume" that you don't put there yourself. You can edit it to say whatever you want. No, it doesn't accept your fancy formatting. Neither will most of the ATS systems that many companies use to parse resumes.

If you want to send a fancy resume to a job posted on Indeed, Indeed always gives you the option to upload your special resume instead of relying on the plainer Indeed resume.

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RDH in Pottstown, Pennsylvania

5 months ago

Yes I agree. Indeed is misleading people. You upload your resume thinking it looks a certain way, only to find out weeks later that it is completely messed up when it is viewed. This needs to be fixed or communicated to people. It makes you look like a fool posting your resume and it looks all messed up. NOT RIGHT, should be fixed.

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cw in Phoenix, Arizona

5 months ago

Agree with OP. Indeed.com, as someone that has reviewed thousands of resumes and authored countless versions of their own, the resume builder "feature" is terrible.

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farrellki in Berwyn, Illinois

4 months ago

I have read all the above however, I am not seeing a solution. When Indeed converts my resume, after all of the time and attention to detail that I HAVE put into it, it is very scrambled and doesn't make sense! Do other sites alter the format of resumes? I am very disappointed with Indeed

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JOEBLUE in Kalispell, Montana

4 months ago

-indeedhost in Austin, Texas said: Hi RH,

Thank you for your feedback about Indeed Resume. I'm sorry to hear that you are having difficulty uploading your resume. We're trying to keep Indeed Resumes looking relatively uniform, so that employers can review them quickly and easily. Using uniform formatting also makes it simpler for users to update their Indeed Resumes.

When uploading your resume, make sure that the file is text-based. We recommend uploading a file type that is either a Word document (.doc, .docx), a PDF created from a text file (not scanned in as an image) or a plain .txt, .rtf, .html, or .odt file. Also, be sure that your file is no greater than 5 MB in size.

If you try this but are still not sure why your resume is not uploading correctly, please send a request for assistance through our contact form (www.indeed.com/support) and our Customer Support team will be happy to help you further.

Best of luck with your job search!

-Indeed Host

||| What he is saying is it swaps all the job descriptions|||

For example it showed I worked on tanks for Teletech not the army after I uploaded my resume. your converter is no were near uniform....

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Bilal in London, United Kingdom

4 months ago

Agree with OP.

Your (indeed.co) resume formatting is abysmal. I want my CV to be seen the way I want it to be. Give me an option. I don't care what other companies want, let that be my problem.

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RCS in Rushden, United Kingdom

4 months ago

Please tell me the CV that you attach when applying for jobs directly isn't hideously changed by the converter? I sent off for a job I really want but when I went to upload the same file for my profile it didn't even spell my name right! Surely Indeed can afford to integrate a pdf reader or something. Imagine all those jobs people have missed because of this, or all those employers who think the applicants are dyslexic. This desperately needs sorting.

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PFY in Hammonton, New Jersey

4 months ago

Same thing happened to me. I am following to see when Indeed replies. This is ridiculous I may have lost a job opportunity because of the converter.

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jessang in Middle River, Maryland

4 months ago

I created resume in Word, saved as PDF & uploaded the PDF doc not realizing these issues til afterward.
Went to try to "undo" the submitted application so I could reapply using the tweaked lame indeed version, but indeed does not appear to allow one to do even that.
Was there some sort of "warning" about the resume conversion? I didn't see one.
Wanting my resume that I created and developed to my liking & to show my best self does not make me lazy. Not wanting to reinvent the wheel in a cookie cutter format also does not make me lazy.

What a shame indeed does not even care.

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Susanne in Swansea, United Kingdom

3 months ago

I have emailed my CV (in PDF) literally 12 times now to the submit@indeed.me address. I keep on getting an email saying Indeed didn't get that. I hope you realise how frustrating this is while looking for a job.

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Robert in Merrimack, New Hampshire

3 months ago

Seriously. This is bullsh*t. After my last 2 interviews I realized my resume was completely f*cked. All of the information was wrong. I guarantee you all this has lost us job opportunities. I cannot believe I put any faith in this. Why they cannot just allow the resume to be in its original format is beyond me.

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still retired in Hawaii

3 months ago

What happen to the good old days of snail mail and the typewriter.

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John in MD in Catonsville, Maryland

3 months ago

still retired in Hawaii said: What happen to the good old days of snail mail and the typewriter.

I can appreciate snail mail for these things, but not the typewriter. At least with computers, it's easier to edit mistakes instead of having to use white out and all that....

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Aj in Toronto, Ontario

3 months ago

Just logged on to find the contents of my resume completely scattered and displaced. I recently applied for some freelance gigs, and it seems that I've been sending out this mess. Terrible tool - wouldn't recommend!

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Ruby Slippers in Las Vegas, Nevada

3 months ago

John in MD in Catonsville, Maryland said: I can appreciate snail mail for these things, but not the typewriter. At least with computers, it's easier to edit mistakes instead of having to use white out and all that....

I miss my old IBM Selectric. Now that was a machine.

Course, I miss the horizontal hold button on the TV too.

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John in MD in Catonsville, Maryland

3 months ago

Ruby Slippers in Las Vegas, Nevada said: I miss my old IBM Selectric. Now that was a machine.

Course, I miss the horizontal hold button on the TV too.

My brother and wife bought a new mini van last summer. They were forced to get "options" they did not want because they wanted other "options". Makes me long for the days when one could actually order the options we wanted on cars.

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AndyRising in a State of Bliss

3 months ago

John in MD in Catonsville, Maryland said: My brother and wife bought a new mini van last summer...

What are your wife and brother doing in their new mini van without you?

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