Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/182765/how-to-make-a-resume-for-free-without-using-microsoft-office/
You don’t need Microsoft Office to put together a professional-looking resume. Google Docs is completely free and offers a variety of resume templates, so you can focus on highlighting your skills instead of fiddling with formatting.
Heck if one has a chance at getting a job, use Wordpad in Windows to quickly write up a resume.
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I'd personally make the resume in HTML and CSS and take it in a flash drive. Since I plan to do front-end web development, that's just as well.
A Resume + Portfolio piece. Good concept, unfortunately you can only pull that off in a handful of careers. You could do a little more and implement some background code to alert you every time your resume gets opened. =)
You need a regular resume as well...preferrably in PDF so you don't have to deal with people not being able to read it.
It is VERY important to make it as easy as possible for the Recruiter to read your Resume...if you add any difficulty at all, they will just dismiss you completely.
Most of the time a company will tell you how to submit your Resume and in what file format. If they do not, then PDF is a must and if you want to include other file formats as well just to cover all bases.
When it comes to website portfolio...it is best provide links instead of a HTML + CSS...because most employers these days want something dynamic and a usb drive with a static website isn't going to accomplish that.
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