Friday, March 22, 2013

SMART Job Seeker Cheat Sheet: Résumé Basics

By Mary Salvino, Career Management Coach


This easy-to-use cheat sheet pulls together the best tips, tricks, and advice from our archives.  It has been created to provide clear recommendations on how to address the most common areas for improvement found on résumés today:
  • REFRAIN from using the HEADER/FOOTER function that is found on most word processing software
  • SAVE/SEND your documents in a .doc, .docx or PDF format
  • ADD a hyperlink to your e-mail address
  • INCLUDE only ONE phone number
  • ADD/HYPERLINK your profile on LinkedIn
  • ENSURE that your contact information is on every page of your document
  • USE a 11-12 point font size
  • ADD earned credentials next to your name
  • TAILOR your document to the job title you seek
  • RUN the SPELL/GRAMMAR CHECK function on the document before you send it


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