Still have questions about how to write the most effective resume? View the Q&As below to learn more.
How many pages should my resume be?
As a general rule try to keep your resume between 1-2 pages.
Should I include personal information on my resume?
Personal information such as marital status, height, weight, hobbies, or photos should not be included on your resume.
What size font and type should I use?
General type should stay between 10-12pt. Your name should not be larger than 16pt.
Do I include references on my resume?
No, references should be written on a separate document. You do not need to state "References available upon request" That is understood and it takes up valuable space.
I don't have much experience in the field I'm interested in. Which resume format should I use?
The functional format would be best.
Do I need to include an objective on my resume?
It is important to include either an objective or a career profile/summary on your resume. This section helps the reader to understand what you are looking for. As a general rule, entry level job seekers tend to use the objective, while the more experienced job seekers choose the career profile/summary.
Should my education go first or last on my resume?
Education typically goes at the end of your resume. However, if your education is your main qualifier for the position it should go first. (New college grads and career changer find this format best.
Should I include my GPA on my resume?
Include it if you are a recent grad or entry level candidate and it is above 3.0
How many years of employment experience should I include on my resume?
Focus on the last 7-10 years of relevant experience.
Do I need to put my name on each page of my resume?
Yes, at a minimum you should include your name and e-mail or telephone number on each page.