When applying for jobs, it's important to have your resume in a format that will be easily read and understood by both applicant tracking systems (ATS) and recruiters. In our experience, submitting a resume as a PDF is the best option compared to submitting it as a Microsoft Word document (DOC/DOCX).
PDFs are preferred as they are more reliably parsed by ATS systems and preserve the original formatting of your resume, including font styles, margins, and bullet points. This helps to create a professional and visually appealing document for recruiters to review.
On the other hand, DOC files can sometimes experience compatibility issues and formatting changes when opened on different devices or platforms. This can lead to a cluttered and unprofessional presentation of your resume, which could harm your chances of landing an interview.
If you want to ensure that your resume is presented in the best possible light, consider using a professional resume builder, such as Enhancv, which always produces a PDF file.