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The Dos of Writing a Resume
Stick to 9-12 point font
Use traditional fonts
- Like Times New Roman – Times New Roman is both traditional and professional
- Or Helvetica – Helvetica is modern, clean, and ready to impress
Most recent jobs first
- List your most recent jobs first…
- And then list your
- Accomplishments at those
- Jobs as bullet points
Use matching keywords (and use them more than once).
- 53% of hiring managers say that it is of utmost importance that a candidate tailors the resume to the specific job
- 52% of hiring managers stated that they would like to see more SPECIFIC examples when it comes to previous work
COLOR – color can be used in your resume
- It is not considered inappropriate to use color in a resume. However, it is important to use it wisely. Does the position you want require a colorful personality? This might be a good time to show them who you are using a bit of color.
The Don’ts of Writing a Resume
No objectives statement
- Including an “objectives” section has no bearing on whether or not a resume is considered.
- 80% of the time hiring managers view a resume they are looking at:
- Current Title/Company
- Previous Title/Company
- Previous Position Start and End Dates
- Current Position Start and End Dates
Keep it impersonal
- Avoid including personal information such as marital status or amount of children
- Do NOT use photography on your resume.
- Do NOT use an amateur email address ([email protected]).
Don’t overuse bullets
- Don’t list any more than 6-7 bullet points in a section. They will not be read.
Avoid filler words like ‘the’ and ‘a.’
Do not list your GPA if it is below 3.5. Emphasize other accomplishments as an alternative.
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