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Resume Quiz

First I need to understand what you know about resumes and what you do not know.  Please take out a piece of paper and pencil and number it from 1-10.  Please make sure your name is on it.  Click here for the quiz.


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Do’s and Don’ts of Resume Writing


Do’s_______________________________________________
• Write your resume to the job-show them you have the qualifications for the job
• For most recent college grads keep your resume to one page
• Use one inch margins on the sides, top and bottom. Do NOT deviate from this
• Use a light colored resume paper
• Use 12 font throughout your resume unless space becomes an issue. Consult a Career Advisor if you are close to one page and do not want to remove any of your entries
• Always use a 12 font and bold for your “Functional Titles”-Example-Education, Related Experience, Honors, etc.
• Make your name stands out by being a larger font than anything else on your resume-typically a 14-16 font.
• Always use action verbs to begin your entries and keywords to identify skills
• Make sure you select one type of resume-either a Chronological, Skills or Combination (use a skills summary at the beginning)
• If you use an objective statement make sure it is short and very specific
• Typically in the Experience section you will lead with your job title
• Be specific and list accomplishments-“Increased productivity by 20%....”
• All dates are right justified/Single space the body of the resume


Don’ts_______________________________________________
• Do not make any spelling errors
• Do not use too many indentations
• Do not write a “long-winded” objective
• Do not use an under-utilized font - common fonts are include Arial, Book Antiqua, Century Schoolbook, Garamond, Tahoma, Times New Roman and Verdana
• Never exceed 2 pages unless it is a federal resume
• Do not list classes or class descriptions unless they are relevant to your job/internship
• Never use “I”, “me” or “my” and never write in sentence form
• Do not list references on your resume-do that on a reference page

 


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