Last-Minute Resume Tips
Do you remember all you've learned about putting together your resume? There is certainly a lot to keep in mind, but a basic rule of thumb is to let common sense prevail. Professionalism and clarity are of great importance in a resume, as is relevance to the position you're applying for.
You don't want the person reviewing your resume to be confused about your objective or any of your prior experience. A resume should be clean-looking, immediately understandable, and informative. The following are some other helpful tips to keep in mind when creating your resume:
Use a professional-sounding e-mail address.
Use bold print for section titles of your resume.
Use an action word to begin each statement on your resume.
Use bullet points to list items on a resume.
Statements on a resume are not complete sentences and therefore you should not use a period to end them.
Use bold print to emphasize job titles.
Use a simple, easy-to-read font like Arial or Times New Roman.
Proofread your resume carefully and thoroughly — it should be free of spelling and grammatical errors and typos.
There's no guarantee that a well-organized, clean resume will get you the job you want; after all, it's the content of the resume that truly counts. But a professional approach can certainly weigh heavily in your favor. The following pages offer some sample resumes for you to consider as you put together your own resume.