You will find hundreds of resources dictating what
you “do” and “don’t” want to include n a resume.
There are also hundreds of templates, outlines
and options for formatting your resume. For
now, the most important outcome is a CLEAR,
CONCISE and EASY TO READ resume. KEEP
The following slides will help you
complete the notes needed for
1. Keep it to one page
2. Reverse chronological format of
3. Include an objective or summary
of qualification – communicate
this at the top of the page
4. Should read like a list not a letter
– “bulleted” statements
5. Start statements with verbs
6. Spell and grammar check AND
have someone else proofread.
1. Avoid nicknames
2. Put your name in a least 14-point
font – this will make it stand out
3. Use a permanent
address…parents’, friends’ or the
address you plan to use after
4. Include your e-mail address
(Choose an e-mail address that
Thee tips will make your resume
easier to read and/or scan into a n
employer’s data base:
1. Use white or off-white paper
2. Use 8 ½ x 11 inch paper
3. Print on one side of paper only
4. Leave plenty of white space – don’t make it
5. Use a font size of 10 to 14 points preferably
6. Center and balance your resume on the
page, leave approx. 1 inch margins
7. Use non-decorative typefaces, keep it clear
and easy to read
8. Choose only ONE typeface and stick with it
9.Boldface job titles and use descript9ive
category heading (“Leadership Experience” vs.
10. Leave a blank space between the separate
sections and items on your resume
11.Avoid Italics, script and underlined words.
12.Do not use horizontal or vertical lines,
graphics or shading
13. Do not fold or staple your resume.
14.If you must mail it, put it in a large envelope.