resume assignment 3


  • Resume design matters: use italics, bold and all-caps sparingly and for emphasis
  • Design elements should be minimal to ensure ease of readability
  • Leave balanced white space
  • Have appropriate margins (1 inch or less if needed)
  • Use an easy to read font style and size (10-12pt) – modern type that looks good on a screen and in print
  • Your name should be bold and larger than resume content
  • Contact information can be smallest font on resume (at the top), but make sure it is legible
  • Have a summary: pitching why you’re the best person for the job (objectives are a thing of the past)
  • Education should be immediately below your summary or objective
  • Use brief bullet points, 4 – 5 bullet points for current position, 2 -3 bullet points for past positions to describe your work duties.
  • Start each bullet with an action verb (see text), use past or present verbiage – just be consistent
  • Do not use for starting sentences or bullets “I”
  • Reverse chronological resume for all relevant content
  • Have a story behind each bullet – how were you successful, specific instances, accomplishments etc.
  • Be specific provide relevant statistics: revenue wins, client growth, budget savings are quantifiable and resume gold, pick and choose roles most relevant to the JOB you’re applying for
  • Provide references as a separate document, supply only when requested (protect their contact information)
  • When you upload your resume to an online career portal, an ATS scans it for keywords applicable to the job you’re applying for. The main function of these programs is to whittle down candidates, so the majority of resumes are swiftly eliminated. If you’re unsure of which words to choose, paste the text from the ad into a free word cloud app, which will tell you which resume skills, technologies, and qualifications the posting references most frequently.
  • See additional grading guidelines

The resume should be 1 page