Formatting

Resumes should be done on high-grade, letter-sized bond paper in a clean standard typeface such as Arial or Tahoma in 11-12 pt. font. Avoid fonts like Brush Script and Broadway and avoid using unnecessary effects like underlining, bulleting and bolding. Paper should be white, cream or light gray and envelopes should match the resume paper.

Avoid use of jargon or outdated skills and proofread your resume for spelling and content. It may be beneficial to have at least two other people proofread your resume so that you can catch any mistakes that you missed or didn’t know existed.

Targeted Resumes should be strategically focused on the specific job for which you are applying. When posting online on career sites such as CareerBuilder, make sure that you are clear on the type of positions you are applying for and how your skills and experience align with the position. Be sure that it is written for a specific company or a specific position. If you have skills that can be utilized for more than one occupation, you need to create separate, targeted resumes for each occupation.

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