Resume Tips


  • Set the document margins to 1 inch on each side
  • Make sure all capitalization, font styles, spacing and indentation are consistent
  • Write out dates in full (e.g., May 2010)
  • Place all dates on the right-hand side of the page
  • Avoid abbreviations


  • Use aimless phrases such as “seeking a challenging position” or “working with people”
  • Exaggerate your experience
  • Round up your GPA
  • Write in complete sentences, keep your resume easy to look over
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