To get started with creating your resume, download this resume template Word file.
LIMIT YOUR RESUME TO ONE PAGE, if possible. Employers receive many resumes and may not be able to devote a lot time initially to reviewing the resume.
ENSURE THAT YOUR RESUME IS ORGANIZED AND IS EASY TO READ. Leave sufficient margins so that the page is not crowded. Establish a clear and consistent format that is easy for the reader to follow.
USE ACTION VERBS TO DESCRIBE YOUR JOB DUTIES AND SKILLS.
PROOFREAD! PROOFREAD! PROOFREAD to ensure that there are no spelling, typographical, or grammatical errors in the resume.
DEVELOP A COVER LETTER that can be sent with the resume if requested.
BE POSITIVE AND HONEST.
Poor physical appearance and/or a disorganized appearance
Too lengthy – make every effort to fit everything on one page
Too short - not including enough information about your skills. qualifications, or employment
Not following the employer’s preference/directions on how to submit your resume/application
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