Resume Tips and Action Verbs
Print your resume on standard letter size, white or ivory paper.
Keep the resume to no more than two pages.
CAPITALIZE, bold, italicize, underline, and use bullets.
Make sure your resume and cover letter are error-free.
Always write a resume for a specific job with a specific company.
Include your significant contributions at each one of your jobs.
Allow the most space for the jobs that are most relevant to the position for which you are applying.
Be honest and enthusiastic. Stress achievements.
Be specific, give examples.
Keep at least a one-inch margin on all four sides of the page.
Single space within sections. Double space between sections.
Don’t overuse the words, I, I am, and my.
Start your sentences with action verbs.
Never give reasons for termination or leaving a job on a resume.
Don’t provide salary information on the resume.
Never include your height, weight or remarks about your physical appearance or health.
When in doubt about hobbies, sport and social activities, leave them out.
When possible, state volunteer services, or related career honors and memberships.
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