- Always send a cover letter with your resume.
- Review and revise your resume as needed.
- A resume may be folded neatly and mailed in a regular-sized business envelope.
- Remember to plan for a one-page resume.
- Use concise, positive phrases beginning with action verbs.
- Use indented and "bulleted" statements.
- Use quantities, amounts, and dollar values where they enhance your job description.
- Edit, proofread, and spell-check for possible errors.
- Don't use resume(s) with job objectives different from the position for which you have applied.
- Don't list sex, weight, health, or other personal irrelevancies.
- Don't include pictures.
- Don't put resume in fancy binder.
- Don't include street address of former employer.
- Don't list references (exceptions: journalism, art).
- Don't explain unrelated information in detail. No one is hired from a resume or application, so save your explanations for the interview.
- Don't state race, religion, marital status, or political affiliation.
- Don't use words such as "I," "me," or "my" in your resume.
- Don't use personal evaluations (such as "learned a great deal through this experience").
For more help see:
The Basics of Resume writing
76 Transferable Skills
An example of a good resume