Resume Basics

Career New Professionals

Since we have been receiving a few resumes each day I have noticed some common trends. I’ve seen fonts of all sizes, margin inconsistencies, age and place of birth on a few. These are all major no-no’s when writing your resumes. Follow these basic steps and you’ll be off to a good start:

  • No grammatical errors
  • Neat in appearance (you can’t beat a clean looking resume)
  • Font size should between 10 and 14 point (please, anything smaller than 10 and you’ll have the old timers really working)
  • Use standard type fonts such as Arial, or Times New Roman (Avoid fancy font, it’s harder to navigate through)
  • About 1″ margins all around (varies with the amount of content you have and the formatting of it)
  • Be honest and truthful (there is a chance you might be questioned on the info you provide)
  • Have someone proofread your resume (we can help, and who knows, we might even refer you to a company)
  • Use a chronological format (most recent experience first)
  • Try to keep it to 1 page, but if you have relevant experience then 2 pages is ok

These are basic components to consider when writing your resumes. Again, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at or . We will soon be having weekly interviews with senior level management from various companies. If you have any questions you would like answered, please send us a note. Stay Tuned!!

Rich Dad Says: “Simplicity is an art.”

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