MS Word tips for a great-looking resume

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 05:42:37 AM. No matter how impressive your education and career have been so far, if you can't find a polished way to put it all down on paper no one will give you a second
No matter how impressive your education and career have been so far, if you can't find a polished way to put it all down on paper no one will give you a second look. Put it this way: according to , recruiters only spend six seconds looking at each resume. If what they see in that flash of time is sloppy, disorganized, and hard to follow, you won't be contacted any time soon. Your resume is such a crucial document, so why not make it the best it can be? We've compiled some basic Word tips you can fold into your resume that will help you show off in a way that's organized and easy to scan. Save and send as a PDF. Not only does saving your resume as a PDF ("Save As" and then change file type to PDF) increase the security of your document, it ensures that the person reading your resume will see the document exactly as you intend them to-with no risk of their computer or software messing with your carefully chosen formatting. Just make sure to open up your saved PDF and do a quick check to make sure it looks the way you want it to before you send. Get extra space with a header. If you're having trouble cramming all your information into the one page and everything is squished together, try creating a header and moving your contact information there. Just make sure you match the formatting (font and general style) to the rest of your resume so it looks like a cohesive document. Use bolding and underlines to set sections apart. Set your job titles and section headings apart from the...Read more
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