Do you want to have a
professional-looking resume that gets noticed by employers? Are you wondering
what you can do to make your resume look good? If so, stick around, because in this
video I’m going to show you how to format your resume so that it gets
noticed by almost any hiring manager and if you stay until the end
I have something super awesome just for you.
Hi there, if we’ve never met before, I’m Heather Austin from ProfessorAustin.com and
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biggest question is when it comes to writing or formatting your resume. So
let’s jump into it. How to format your resume tip number one, focus on the font.
One of the best things you can do for your resume in terms of formatting is to
focus on your font selection. Consider using an easy to read font such as
Cambria, Gills Sans or even Verdana. These fonts are a great alternative to
the overused Times New Roman and Arial. They are still very readable and legible
and it’s one thing that will make your resume stand out from the others. The
best font size for your resume is anywhere between a 10 and a 12 point font.
Going any smaller will make it seem like you’re trying to cram too much
information onto your resume. Going any larger will make it seem like you just
don’t have enough to offer. And as a special note, when it comes to choosing
your font selection, make sure you don’t use a handwritten or a cursive font. Now
if you really want a resume that knocks it out of the park, take a look at the
other video I made about the six steps to the perfect resume. I’ll go ahead and
link it up here in the YouTube card and then I’ll throw it in the description
below as well. This leads us to tip number two, use headings to draw attention. Headings are the perfect way to make
your resume more attractive and draw the reader to certain items on your resume.
Some examples of headings on a resume include a professional profile, work
experience, education, volunteer experience and even special skills. To
make your headings stand out, increase the font size and make them bold. For
example, if the body of your resume is in a 12-point font, you want to make sure
you put your headings in at least a 14 point font. This leads us to resume writing tip number 3. Use bold and italics for
emphasis. For example, place job titles, company names and even dates in either
bold or italics. This draws your reader to important details on your resume and
allows them to effortlessly read through the content. To make sure you avoid the
most common resume writing mistakes, take a look at the video I made where I
share 10 common resume mistakes and how to avoid them. I’ll go ahead and link
that video up in the YouTube card up above and then I’ll also link it up
below. Resume formatting tip number four, Use bullet points wisely. Rather than
using paragraphs, use bullet points to organize the content on your resume.
They’re a little bit easier to read and much more pleasing to the eye. For example,
use bullet points to emphasize your most important accomplishments under your
work experience section or to quickly bring attention to your awards and
degrees under your education section. Bullet points allow your reader to
pinpoint key items on your resume and they give your resume much-needed white space.
Which leads us to tip number 5, use white space effectively. White space is
essential on a resume. It’s the area of unused space that separates items on
your resume and makes it look less crowded. The great thing about white
space is that it helps the reader maintain focus. Meaning they’re going to
stay around a little bit longer to see what you have to offer. Some of the ways
that you can use white space effectively on your resume is to make sure you have
a margin of one inch or 3/4 inch on all sides of your resume. Also make sure your
text is aligned to the left and add extra space between items. If you have a
resume that’s more than one page, make sure that the second page is filled in
completely, otherwise you’re going to want to adjust your font size and
margins so that the resume content fits properly and if you want to make sure
your resume gets noticed, take a look at your free copy of the six-second resume.
It’s a downloadable resume template that you can use today and tailor for the
next position that you apply for. I’ll go ahead and link it up in the description
below. Also if you want to build a business or launch a career you love, hit
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