Résumé Tips

Can your résumé pass the 30 second scan?

  • Keep it short and simple (KISS)
  • Do not write in paragraphs or sentences
  • Use simple language
  • Stress achievements
  • Don't mention salary
  • Don't exaggerate
  • Use a one-inch margin on all four sides
  • Choose an easy-to-read font
  • Use bold caps for headings
  • Proofread for spelling and grammar
  • Make quality copies
  • Use one page
  • Use action verb phrases
  • Be specific; give examples
  • Be positive
  • Don't list references
  • Use standard 8.5 by 11" paper
  • Double space between sections
  • Use bullets for emphasis
  • Show your résumé to a professional
  • Format résumé correctly so it can be sent as an attachment

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