Freshers’ Resume/CV Tips – Can Anyone actually read your resume?

By | August 3, 2012

Yes, dear Freshers, your resume, if it is anything like the hoardes of others that we see, is not exactly readable. No we are not just talking about the font selection and font size. We are talking about the long winded paragraphs on your resume. Long sentences – that go on without end. Job duties, project details and personal accomplishments all intertwined into one incomprehensible para. Nope that won’t do.

So here are some tips to make your resume readable and understandable.

1. First things first – simple official looking fonts with a decent font size. Yes you want to look different but not with outlandish crazy fonts.

2. You may, if you choose to, highlight a few points on your resume – when we mean highlight you can either have them in BOLD fonts or underline them. But don’t overdo this – so much that it destroys your resume’s overall look.

3. When you have accomplished something in your job or academic life – showcase that with a separate and highlighted bullet point. Don’t mix it up with the other details of your academic program or your job.

4. Take a look at your resume and make sure that there is enough white-space. What we mean is that Don’t cram everything into a small space thus getting rid of all the white-space. White space is what makes your resume easy to read.

 

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