Resume Guide


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Show your resume to 10 different “experts” and you ‘ll probably come back with 10 different opinions. As you may already know, there’s no one right way to design a resume. But there are plenty of wrong ways! Since employers only spend about 30 seconds skimming your resume, you’ll want to make sure that you best market yourself. The following guidelines will assist you in creating a document that is easy for employers to read. General Specifications Limit your resume to one page unless you have significant full-time work experience. Use 3/4 inch to 1 inch margins (left, right, top, and bottom). Use an easy-to-read 11-12 point font throughout the body of the document. Write in past tense for former jobs, present tense for current jobs. Heading Center your name at the top of the page in bold using a larger font than the body of your resume. Your address, phone number, and email address are located beneath your name. You may choose to list your current address or both a current and permanent address. If multiple addresses are used, please indicate which one is current and which one is permanent. Objective or Qualifications Summary (not recommended) An objective is a target statement that precedes the body of information in a resume. Because most undergraduate students have similar objectives (to find an internship or full-time job in their major field) it is not recommended that you include an objective unless you are seeking a position that does not match your major or previous experience.
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2012 for the course BMGT 367 taught by Professor Fogul during the Spring '08 term at Maryland.

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