Brent tweeted some good advice:
— Brent Martin (@brentowenmartin) June 20, 2013
Resumes should always be sent out as a .pdf. Nothing else. Not .docx, not .txt, not, heaven help me, .gif. A Google Doc is something new to me, but I’m not surprised in the slightest that somebody tried it.
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Try harder, women!1
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Lastly, reader Whitney wrote in:
I don’t have any PA experience yet so I am trying to do my research and figure out what the specific tasks and terminology are so I don’t flounder (as much) right out of the gate. As you say, the excuse of being a new PA only works for half a day.
I certainly can (and will)2 go through your blog to find this info for myself, but I think it would be pretty awesome if you also made a tab on the left for this category or wrote a summary post on it. For example, your post when you described every step in copying sides was awesome.
That’s a really great idea. The Anonymous Production Assistant has explained a lot of terms over the years, but there’s no central database for all of them. Over the next few weeks, I’ll go through old posts and see what I can come up with.
If you have any terms that you’d like defined, please send me an email or tweet. Or, if you’re a coordinator who finds she has to explain certain phrases every season, let me know those, too. Maybe we can end the cascade of questions in the future.