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Writing your Resumé by Robert Heller

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Deciding on Look

There is no right way to lay out your resumé, but there are plenty of things to avoid. Visual layout is probably the most subjective aspect of your preparation, but the objective is clear – to ensure your resumé is user-friendly and easy for the reader to scan.

TIP

Look at other people’s resumés for layout and presentation ideas.

Points to remember

  • A simple layout, without too many levels of heading or styles of type, is the most effective.

  • It is impossible to overestimate the importance of a well-presented and pleasing resumé.

  • Legibility is your aim; you are not looking for a design award.

Structuring your resumé’s layout

There are essentially three core elements to your resumé. Each element must be easily recognizable ...

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