Enhancv Pros

  • High Quality PDF File can be opened easily regardless of platform
  • PDF looks the same regardless of the system it is seen on
  • PDF keeps resume from being changed accidentally or on purpose
  • Most Applicant Tracking Systems accommodate PDF files
  • PDF files do not usually have viruses
  • Resume layout and elements designed for you to stand out and be memorable
  • Templates & sections designed to highlight your achievements
  • Little to no learning curve in using the Enhancv resume editor
  • Designed to combine both a professional and personal look
  • Very easy to make changes to your resume

Cons of other formats & resume services

  • Microsoft Word has an overwhelming number of options, sometimes overshadowing the options that make the most impact on your resume
  • Prone to virus attacks (Malware)
  • While saving Word file formats, they are often larger in size due to the inclusion of unnecessary meta data
  • Limited design capabilities
  • Opening older versions of word is not possible with the latest word software (to do so can have a significant impact on the formatting and style)
  • Data can be lost due to data corruption
  • Symbols are difficult to access
  • Requires a desktop computer to edit
  • As it's the most used word processor in the world, by simply using it you are creating a resume very similar to everyone else
  • Even well formatted resumes on Word can seem bland
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