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Resume Tips

  • Your resume should be no longer than one page if possible
  • Use an easy-to-read font and make sure that your margins aren't so wide that it will cut off words when it's printed out.  Don't use fancy formatting, pictures, or borders, because they may not translate from one program to the next. 
  • Always use black ink. 
  • Always be honest with your content.
  • Begin with your name and contact information.  Make sure the information is easy to find and up-to-date.
  • Use short, straight-to-the-point sentences or bullet points.
  • Don't use abbreviations or lofty language.
  • Only use an "Objective" section if you have many different positions on your resume.  For example, if all you have on your resume is legal secretary positions, it will be obvious that you're looking to fill that position, unless otherwise stated in this section. 
  • In all sections, list from most recent to least recent.  Try to include the month and year for each date. 
  • In the "Employment" section, list positions with dates of employment and skills required of you. 
  • Spend more time describing the jobs that are relevant to the position that you are looking for. 
  • Include an "Education" section, especially if it is required for the position that you're applying for. 
  • Create an "Additional Skills" section, in which you may list all of the software that you are proficient in.
  • Don't include personal information such as sex, race, height, weight, marital status, or religion. 

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