Format Your Resume Wisely "Do the Hiring Managers" Work for Them
No matter how well written, your resume won't get a thorough reading the first time through. Generally, a resume gets scanned for 25 seconds. Scanning is more difficult if it is hard to read, poorly organized or exceeds two pages.
- Use a logical format and wide margins, clean type, and clear headings.
- Selectively apply bold and italic typeface that help guide the reader's eye.
- Use bullets to call attention to important points (i.e. accomplishments).