By Bill Radin
- Layout. Add interest and clarity by using bullets, indents and varying font styles (such as bold and italic letters). Avoid using unconventional fonts or adding photos or graphics.
- Length. The general rule is: one or two page for entry level; two pages or more for mid-career candidates.
- Job Data. Provide the reader with relevant detail about your past and present employers, such as product information, size and physical location.
- Measurables. Quantify your job duties, reporting relationships and achievements with actual numbers.
- Job and Education Dates. Make sure the dates are clear and without gaps. If you’re a mid- to late-career candidate, you can save space by lumping early-career jobs together.
- Degree Credentials. Please be accurate—and honest. Misrepresenting your degree is unethical, and could result in consequences that are embarrassing—or worse.
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