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Too much: Some résumé writers think that this is a good way to make the document “look moreelegant.” Readers perceive it as an attempt to make the document seem longer/ as an indicationthat the applicant has very little to say about his/her qualifications and experience.Too little: The document can become difficult to read.Idealspacing: Using the “Paragraph” function of your word processing software, set up your LineSpacingat “Multiple” and type a specific value such as 1.15 or 1.2; in the “Before” and “After” fieldsfor Spacing, set one value as zero and the other as 6 pt or a little more (8 or 10). This way, your textwill be neither single-spaced nor excessively spread out – so it will be easy to read and it will makeoptimal use of the space you have.Also by using the “Paragraph” function, you can control the indentation for bullets, etc.Pre-set templates might not allow you to apply these recommendations (you might not be able tochange any formatting details), so your best option would be tocreate your own template.
Common RésuméErrors: Format – ContinuedTemplate includes icons for “telephone,” “linked-in url,” and “twitter handle,” but nophone number, url, etc. was provided.This would be perceived as a sign of carelessness. If you decide to use atemplate, fill out all the sections and make sure you delete anything you do notwant to use.Use of colour/ shaded background or different colours for the text:Some résumé writers think that this is a good way to demonstrate their creativity, butprofessionals generally perceive such formatting choices as a sign of immaturity and lackof professionalism.Use of colour/ shaded background generally results in poor contrast with the main text.You should useBold, Underline, orItalicsfor contrast and/or emphasis rather thandifferent colours.
Common RésuméErrors: Format – ContinuedUse of fontToo large/ too small:Readers perceive such choices as unprofessional and/or disrespectful. (You wanted to make itlook like you had a lot to say/ you did not care that they would struggle to read your small font.)Ideal size for main text: Times New Roman 11 or 12, Arial 11, etc. You can use slightly larger fontfor your headings. Print your application documents before you send themand examine thefont size carefully for consistency and readability.Not one of the highly readable fonts OR not enough spacing for the type of font used:Again, show professionalism by choosing a readable font over “fancy” fonts. Times New Roman,Arial, and Calibri are some of the fonts people find easier to read.Headings in all-caps in low contrast with the contentKeep in mind that words in all-caps look rectangular and are harder to read.UseBoldfor headings instead.
Common RésuméErrors: ContentFormatting details that seem pointless and/or make the reading process more difficult are a sure way to get yourapplication package discarded in the initial screening phase – especially since they are very easy to notice. Next, let usexamine some content errors we should avoid:Job tasks not mentioned at all

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