A resume is a tool to sell your skills to the employer. It is not only a document, and it outlines your career growth from the beginning. A resume says a lot about you and personality, that is why it is crucial to create a good resume. Or else, it will go to the shredder if it did not create an impression.
Create a Professional and Modest Email Adress
When you are job hunting, it means that you are an adult taking full responsibility for your own life, and adulting is starting to hit you. You need to get out of the fantasy characters that you are building when you are younger. Your employers will create an impression that you are not serious about your job hunting if you are using emails like email@example.com (nothing against Dragon Ball Z, it is an excellent animé). It builds the impression that you still want to play. It is better to use your name like firstname.lastname@example.org to emphasize your professional intentions in looking for a job.
Always Update Your Contact Information
After you improve your email address, make sure that your line of communication on your resume is up to date. You do not want to miss the opportunity to be interviewed because they were not able to contact the phone number on your resume. You do not need to include your information like your birth date or marital status. You do not have to answer questions about religion, race, or gender on an application. Companies cannot consider these aspects when accessing you. If you are looking for a job out of state or another country, also consider omitting your current address. That way, a hiring manager won’t think you are confused about the job location.
Use a Proper Font Style and Size
You may think resume fonts are small in the larger scheme of things, but the clean font is going to do a lot for your resume. Stick to fonts that are simple and clean to read at like Verdana, Arial, or Calibri. Avoid using childish fonts with a lot of twists and curls like Comic Sans, Papyrus, and Curlz MT.
While choosing a font is crucial, making sure that it is the right size is given the same attention. Keep the font size between 10-12 points so that a hiring manager can easily read it without difficulty.
Be uniform with your selections. If you have made one of your subheadings bold – make them all bold. Try not to overuse anything. The purpose is to make relevant information easier to find.
Use Reverse-Chronological Order
That means you start from your most recent job and work your way back. For your work experience, put your current job first, the same with your education sections and training and seminars.