Resume Writing Tips

Written by Adam Blau
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Anyone who is searching for a new job can benefit from a few helpful resume writing tips. It is a challenging step in a person's life to switch jobs, careers and maybe even locations. By heeding a few examples and getting help from friends and professionals, the transitory steps to a new job can be eased.

General Resume Writing Tips-Design

We will focus here on design tips for the resume. First and foremost, make sure you choose a decent quality paper for your resume. Many office supply stores sell special quality "resume paper" that you can use with your home computer and printer. Often made with a strong quality fiber count and frequently less glaring than typical printer paper, resume paper will be sure to subtly convey an air of professionalism that has come to be expected by most companies.

The next of the resume writing tips deals with so-called "white space." Often, people who are writing resumes are concerned with packing all their information onto a sheet of paper. Believe it or not, it is just as important to leave enough blank areas on your resume with absolutely no writing whatsoever. These patches of emptiness will ensure that a hiring manager will be able to read and clearly understand the important information that is present.

The last of the resume writing tips may seem like a no-brainer, but it's the most important one. Always be sure to include you name, address, phone number and, if possible, your email address at the top of the page. You wouldn't want to submit the perfect resume only to have the hiring manager have no idea who it belonged to, right?


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