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Peer Advising Program: Resume Best PracticesMake your resume one pageoYour Career Advisor can help you tailor your resume to fit on one pageMake your resume easy to read and well-organizedoUtilize the Desautels Resume TemplateoUse a clear 10 to 12-point font (Arial, Times New Roman, etc.)oAvoid having long blanks and gaps/spacesoHave organized and clearly-written sections and subsectionsoUse bullet pointsMake dashes, bullets, etc. consistent!oCapitalize each letter at the beginning of a sentenceoAvoid periods at the end of sentencesoUse bolding and italics for information you want to stand out (but sparingly!)oBe consistent with dates and informationBe concise and straight-to-the-pointoAsk yourself: is this point adding something important to my resume?Tailor your resume to what the employer is looking foroLook at the employer’s job description, requirements, and/or talk to employees!

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