APPEARANCE OF RESUME

  • Typed using Times New Roman, Arial, or Garamond fonts
  • Avoid typos, spelling, and grammatical errors
  • Use bold, italics, underscoring, bullets, and/or different font sizes for emphasis 
  • Use appropriate spacing; avoid cramming information
  • Maximum two pages
  • Use white or cream paper with matching envelopes

 

INFORMATION TO INCLUDE

  • Your name, address, phone number, and professionally-sounding email address
  • Dates of Employment/Work History
  • Job Titles
  • Education/Training
  • Relevant Skills
  • Professional Accomplishments and/or Credentials
  • Name, city, and state of previous employers (go back 10-15 yrs.)

WHEN TO USE YOUR RESUME

  • At an interview
  • With an application
  • With a cover letter
  • When networking
  • With follow-up communication