Your resume is the first interface you have with your employer
Follow These Basic Standards....
· 1. Don't overcrowd your resume; allow for plenty of white space.
· 2. Keep your resume to one page whenever possible.
· 3. Keep the number of fonts you use to a minimum -- two at the most.
· 4. Use a font that is easy to read. Times Roman works well.
· 5. Do not justify the lines of type on your resume. Allow the right side of the page to "rag."
· 6. Do not overuse capitalization, italics, underlines, or other emphasizing features.
· 7. Make sure your name, address, and a phone number appear on your resume and all correspondence, preferably at the top of the page.
· 8. Print your resume on white or cream paper using a good-quality printer.
· 9. Second- and third-generation photocopies must be avoided
· 10. Print on one side of the paper only.
If you include a reference, make it sure that the referenced person knows very well about you. It is also advisable to add the persons as references, whom the employer can contact easily.
Employers have a busy schedule, so don't expect them to read through a long resume. Ideally, resumes should be of one page, or of two pages only if absolutely necessary, to describe relevant work experience.