What Should a Job Resume Look Like?


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A resume should include a job seeker's name, e-mail address, phone number, link to professional online profile or website, employment history, honors, achievements, relevant skills and education information. Depending on level of education and experience, including an executive summary, or a few sentences about who the job seeker is and how he can benefit the employer, at the top of the resume could have a positive effect, according to Business Insider.

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What Should a Job Resume Look Like?
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Name and contact information should be at the top of the resume, and each point after should be organized, easy to read and structured with plenty of white space so that the eye is drawn to the text effectively. Professional fonts like Times New Roman, Arial and Calibri are good choices, and it is best to use a 10-point size font, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Next will be an optional executive summary. The order in which education, experience, skills and achievements are listed next can vary depending on which of these is most beneficial to the job seeker. Education or work experience can be listed next in order of which one the job seeker has more experience with.

Achievements, honors and skills can be placed in their own individual sections down the page, or they can be worked into corresponding work and education experience in their respective sections.

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