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RH in Burnaby, British Columbia

24 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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- Indeed Host in Austin, Texas

24 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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arron lee in California

21 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

16 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

16 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

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.

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

15 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

14 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

11 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

5 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

2 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

2 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

2 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@gmail.com in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

2 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@gridcloudsys.com in North Brunswick, New Jersey

2 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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