Resume Tips

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.

Proofread.

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.

Never lie.

When possible, state volunteer services, or related career honors and memberships.

Action Verbs

Excellent Communication Skills

Self-Starter

Team Player

Performed

Scheduled

Planned

Supplied

Restructured

Screened

Responsible

Fulfilled

Qualified

Maintained

Trained

Prepared

Skilled

Coordinated

Analyzed

Organized

Specialized

Evaluated

Supervised

Compiled

Submitted

Assisted

Computer Expertise

Monitored

Achieved

Administered

Trained

Contributed

Motivated

Developed

Arranged

Directed

Notified

Guided

Documented

Conducted

Outlined

Processed

Summarized

Regulated

Reported

Informed

Proposed

Reviewed

Combined

Confirmed

Confidentiality

Negotiated

Emphasized

Implemented