!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd"> Streamline Training & Documentation: "Five Resume-Formatting Mistakes"

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

"Five Resume-Formatting Mistakes"

Earlier this month Matthew Rothenberg published an excellent summary of five mistakes to avoid when formatting your resume. It will only take you a moment to read Rothenberg's piece. Here's a preview of the five "Don'ts" he highlights:
  • Don't make your resume too long and/or use type and margins that are too small.

  • Don't overuse bullets.

  • Don't stick too rigidly to listing your career history and accomplishments in chronological order.

  • Don't include pictures, and don't use PDF format (do use MSWord).

  • Don't choose a poorly formatted filename.

    (Do use something along these lines for, say, a Logistics Manager position: John-Doe-Resume-Logistics-Manager.doc.)
You can find a variety of "Do's" for your resume at TheLadders, the online job site where Rothenberg is editorial director.