RESUME PREPARATION

Resume preparationhelps students to design a general resume that’s appropriate for the full range of positions you are seeking. Below you can find useful information on how to write a resume :

LENGTH

  •  1 page for undergraduate students
  •  2 pages may be acceptable for grad students and others with extensive relevant experience.

FONT

  •  Size: 10-12 points
  •  Type: choose readable type font like Times News Roman, Calibri, Ariel
  •  Color: Black is preferred.

MARGINS

  •  0.5” – 1” on all sides

NAME AND CONTACT

  •  At the top of resume, centered or justified to left or right
  •  Name should be larger by at least 4 points
  •  May include contact information on one line, separating address, phone, and email with bullet on top of the page

BOLD

  •  Typical items to bold include Name and Headings
  •  You may bold whatever content is most relevant to the position such as education, experience, act.

BULLETS

  •  Experience description should be in bullet list form
  •  Avoid dashes, arrows, check boxes, or diamonds

SPACING

  •  The space should go before each section heading
  •  Include a space between each item within each section so it’s clear where one ends and the next begins

TABLES/TEXT BOXES

  •  Avoid these and other complex formatting, as they may make your resume difficult to scan for keywords

OTHER HINTS

  •  Choose proper format (pdf, word format)
  •  Indicate your career goals as a short paragraph
  •  Emphasize your skills, achievements, attended projects
  •  Be careful about misspelling and punctuation errors
  •  When you finish your resume, check one more time for misspelling, receive opinion from professional or other persons.