Problem with CV and TeX

Author: Szymon Lipiński
Published at: 2008-10-21

Well, I like TeX. I really like TeX. Especially LaTeX, howevert ConTeXt. I use this to write some documents, in the last week I rewrote my CV to look a little bit nicer. I used Kile and LaTeX and converted that to a pdf. And I’ve got a nice CV, and some letters to some companies written in LaTeX. I’ve got them in some strange(?) formats like dvi or pdf. I thought that there woudln’t be any problem with this.

Problem 1

There are some advertisments where it is written

Please send us your CV in the Word format.


Please send us your CV in the *.doc file.

Well, I don’t have one. I usually send using pdfs.

Problem 2

I sent an email with pdf files. I’ve got reply that the files are not in the Word format. Could I send in this format? I answered “no, I can’t”. Usually there is a reply: “OK, no problem”.

But sometimes it is:

Sorry, you can’t apply to this job if we don’t have your cv in this format.

Well, what a pity.

Problem 3

There is no sensible (I don’t know of any) converter from LaTeX/PDF to Word.

A Geek?

Well, I’ve got a nice CV, in the pdf properties there is information that it was written using LaTeX, coool. I’ve got a coooool geeky CV, sometimes unusable but it is coool.


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