XperiSoft Limited is delighted to inform you that both ATS and HUB versions of CVMinder now accept CVs in PDF format.

Uploading PDF CVs

Candidates can upload PDF CVs just as they can with Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format (RTF) CVs. After this development, CVMinder supports the following file types:

  • DOC
  • DOCX
  • TXT
  • RTF
  • PDF

PDF or Word CV – Which is better?

Generally accepted candidate advice is that any CV should be delivered in a format that can be read by every Applicant Tracking System. More specifically, they are advised to produce CVs in Microsoft Word format because most Applicant Tracking Systems and Job Boards handle them better than PDFs.

That’s true, but some people find it easier to produce a rich and vibrant CV in PDF format. For example, candidates for Florist and Media design vacancies may feel that they can present themselves and their portfolio more easily in a PDF.

Anything is possible with software, but our CVMinder users know us by now. We believe that new CVMinder enhancements should to be easy to use and reliable.

Why didn’t we do this sooner?

PDF processing is a little different to other documents. We had to be confident in CVMinder’s ability to check the contents of any PDF before we implemented support for this document type. Now we process Microsoft Word documents and PDF documents in the same way. That means that automated relevancy checks and standard search results are unaffected by CV format.

As an employer, will I see a difference?

You shouldn’t see any difference between candidates with Microsoft Word CVs and those with PDF CVs.


If you have any questions then please contact us for further information.


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