Secrets of the Job Hunt


Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Resume Design Tips

These tips will make your resume easier to read and/or scan into an employer's applicant tracking system.

· Use white or off-white paper.
· Use 8-1/2- x 11-inch paper.
· Print on one side of the paper.
· Use a font size of 10 to 14 points.
· Use nondecorative typefaces.
· Choose one typeface and stick to it.
· Avoid italics, script, and underlined words.
· Do not use horizontal or vertical lines, graphics, or shading.
· Do not fold or staple your resume.
· If you must mail your resume, put it in a large envelope.

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