How to convert your CV from Microsoft Word to PDF

How to convert your CV from Microsoft word to PDF

As a graduate, you should know how to convert your CV from Microsoft Word to PDF. This is because most employers like reading CV from PDF.

So, always submit your CV in PDF format. For example, if an employer ask for the soft copy of your CV or if you’re applying for job online, ensure your CV is in PDF before submitting it.

DO NOT send CV in Microsoft Word or other document type to employers except they requested otherwise.

Sharing your CV in PDF format allows people to comfortable view the document regardless of what word reading software they are using.

Also, PDF prevents formatting errors due to words processor incompatibilities. This makes PDF a must for official documents like CV, cover letters and résumés.

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How to convert your CV from Microsoft Word to PDF

There are several ways to convert Microsoft Word documents to PDF. In this page, you will learn two easy ways to do that without spending money.

Method 1

Follow the steps below to convert your CV from Microsoft word to PDF;

  1. Open your CV in Microsoft word on your computer,

  2. Click on “File”,

  3. Select “Save As” from the drop down menu,

  4. On the right side, select the location where you want to save the file (it can be on desktop, My Documents or external drive)

  5. Enter the name you wish to save the file,

  6. On the save as type, click the drop down arrow and select ‘pdf’.

  7. Final, click Save.

Once you clicked Save, your CV will be converted and saved as PDF in the selected file location.

Note: the process described above is the same as saving Microsoft word documents on your computer except that you change ‘file type’ to PDF before saving it.

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Method 2

This is the method that I normally use to convert any document type to PDF.

It’s simple and very easy to use. You can even do the conversion using your phone.

Actually, this method involves using PDF conversion website. Below is how to do it;

  1. Go to,

  2. Click on “Select file” button to select the document you want to convert from your device,

  3. Finally, click on “Convert” button.

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Once you click the Convert button, your file will be converted to PDF, and automatic download will start immediately. By default the file will be located in your download folder after saving the file.

I hope you find this post useful? In the comment section below, tell us your experience converting word documents to PDF.

Updated: December 21, 2019 — 9:10 am

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