be between 1 - 2 pages in length. If your resume is longer than this, you
should consider another format. This is important as employers require
concise information that is easy to access, and often they will not read
beyond the second page.
should be printed using high quality paper and printers. It is acceptable to
use white or shaded paper. Originals are best, but if photocopies are used,
they should be of good quality - you may want to use a professional copier.
It is very
important that your resume be error free. Read it several times and have
friends proofread it as well. An error on your resume is a sure way to get
yourself screened out.
should be well-organized and laid out in a logical manner. It should include
white space and adequate margins as this makes your resume easy to read and
Dates can be
placed on the right, left or middle of your page. Whatever the choice, it is
important that they are placed consistently throughout your resume.