- Use professional, easy to read fonts (e.g., Arial, Times New Roman, Garamond, etc.).
- Choose categories that emphasize your individual strengths.
- Use underlining, bolding, and italics to emphasize categories and important topics.
- Keep your format consistent (e.g., font size/type, order of information, layout, etc.).
- Tailor your resume for each position (See Sample Resume 1, Sample Resume 2).
- Place the most important information first and group related experiences together.
- Use action verbs to strengthen your statements (Action Verbs.pdf.)
- Quantify and qualify your accomplishments.
- Include relevant non-work experiences.
- Emphasize transferable skills
- Keep information up-to-date.
- Edit and proofread multiple times.
- Use a resume template.
- Use fancy and unusual fonts.
- Set margins to be less than .5 on any side of the document.
- Use a font size below 10 point.
- Use personal pronouns, abbreviations, or acronyms.
- Exaggerate your experiences or accomplishments.
- Include confidential information.
- Include everything and anything you have ever done.
- Repeat information offered in another category.
- List references on your resume (instead create a separate document).
- List inaccurate information.
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For assistance with your resume or cover letter, please email Lindsey Wyngaard or call (920) 686-6192 to make an appointment.
You may also email Lindsey your resume for feedback.