ASK YOURSELF THE FOLLOWING ABOUT YOUR RESUME
– Does my resume appear organized?
– Is my resume balanced and centered on the page?
– Is it concise? Easy to read? Is it logical? Are the dates correct? Is it free from spelling errors?
– Does it sound positive?
– Does it describe my education and experience?
– What am I trying to convey? Does my resume convey it?
– Does it reflect those skills and accomplishments I want to emphasize about myself?
Keep in mind:
Resume writing is an art not a science.
RESUME DO’S AND DON’TS
– Keep your resume to one page
– Keep it clear and concise – use an outline format
– Emphasize accomplishments
– Use action words rather than lengthy descriptions
– Consider what you are selling
– Proofread over and over for accuracy: Checks for typos and misspelled words
– Use white or cream medium bond paper
– Exceed one page or clutter with irrelevant information
– Use “I” – it is implied and unnecessary
– Use abbreviations or contractions
– Use colored paper
– Write “resume” on your resume