CommonResumePitfalls - COMMON RESUME PITFALLS Formatting:...

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COMMON RESUME PITFALLS Formatting: 1. Always have two or more bullet points per job—avoid the lone bullet point. 2. If a subsequent line has three or less words, reduce the phrase so it can all fit on one line (avoid “orphan words”). 3. Never put a period in the MIDDLE of a bullet point, only use a semi-colon. 4. Be consistent with punctuation; always, or never, end bullet points with a period. 5. Aim for each bullet point to have 1-3 lines of text (2 should be most common). Never use 4 or more. Education: 6. Only list your GPA if above 3.0. 7. If you list a scholarship, try to quantify its prestige (e.g., 5 out of 100 selected, top 10%, etc.). 8. Don’t capitalize your Latin honors (e.g., cum laude). “Additional” information: 9. Do not mention family, politics, or religion. 10. Limit this section to 3 – 5 bullet points. The last bullet point is your most impressive “additional” information; your first bullet point is your second-most impressive. Verbs:
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