Because it contains complex formatting, the preferred format for my résumé is .pdf. Depending on your platform, you may need to download and install Adobe’s free Reader software to view .pdf files.
Love it or hate it, Microsoft Office rules human resources departments the world over. If working with Office documents is most natural for you, use this format.
Use this format if you’re using an older version of Office. This Format also works better with some versions of Office-compatible systems like LibreOffice, WordPerfect, and Apple’s Pages.
Preferred by some digital archiving systems and all who share the mystical belief that emacs is the only application software you’ll ever need!