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Putting it Down on Paper

  • Use a plain Word document - not a resume template
  • Chronological - most recent first
  • Only go back approximately 10 years in detail
  • Use only past tense
  • Utilize bullets - easier to read
  • Keep clear and concise
  • Don't use pronouns
  • Write results statements with hard data - %, $, ##s
  • Use plain white bond paper
  • Two pages is appropriate
  • Use consistent font size and style throughout
  • Avoid italics and underlines
  • Don't use 'Responsible for' and 'Duties included'
  • Edit strategically - eliminate unnecessary words

 

Worksheet: Formatting the Resume