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How to Score an Interview, Then Land That Dream Job, by Ron Fry

How to Score an Interview, Then Land That Dream Job, by Ron Fry

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Great tips on how to craft an attention-getting resume and impress potential employers during the job interview.
Great tips on how to craft an attention-getting resume and impress potential employers during the job interview.

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How to Score an Interview…Then Land That Dream Job
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DESIGNING AND EDITINGYOUR PERFECT RESUME
 
Tips for a great-looking resume
 
1. Limit your resume to one or two pages.
Two-page resumes are quite
acceptable, even for rst-time job seekers. It’s understood that if you’ve been working for several years, you may need two pages to fully document yourexperience and accomplishments. Don’t cut out vital information just to get your resume down to one page, but never go more than two pages.
2. Emphasize quality over quantity 
.If your pages look too cluttered, youneed to do a little editing and focus on the information that’s most relevant to your chosen eld. Reducing type size, shrinking margins, and closing up spacesisn’t the way to do it. A crowded look is overwhelming and uninviting.
3. If you have a two-page resume, put your name and “page 2” atthe top of the second page
.If your pages happen to become separated—notan uncommon occurrence—someone will (hopefully) notice and (hopefully)reattach them.
4. Use a serif typeface
the kind with the little “doodads” on all the letters.Tests have proven serif type is easier on the eye…and therefore, easier to read.Serif typefaces include New Century Schoolbook, Palatino, Bookman, Times,Courier, and Souvenir.
This typeface is Helvetica. It’s a sans-serif style.Don’t use it.
 
 
5. Stick to traditional typefaces.
Stay away from the fancy or cutesy ones.
6. Select a readable size
.Never use anything smaller than 10-point type forthe body of your resume. You may go up to 12 points. Your header can be evenlarger—typically two or more points larger than your body type.
7. Don’t mix typefaces
.Resist the urge to play with typefaces. Pick oneand stick with it. When an amateur tries to do a little “designing,” the result isinevitably… amateurish.
8. Highlight with boldface type.
Boldface type is the darker, heavier typethat leads off each of the entries on this page. Using boldface type can help you emphasize certain elements of your resume and draw attention to them.For example, you might want to boldface your name, job titles, the names of employers, and your degree. These elements would then stand out as a recruiterglances over your resume. However, don’t get too carried away, or you’ll losethe effect. (And be careful to eliminate boldface from your electronic resume.)
9. Use ALL CAPS and underlining sparingly, if at all
.Don’t underline words or phrases in your body copy. Research shows that underlining andcapitalizing whole words slows and even stops the eye while reading. Save thesetreatments for your name header and section heads. (And, again, eliminatethem from an electronic resume.)
10. Avoid
italic
type
.Italic type often is used in publications to emphasize a word or phrase, but don’t do it in your body copy. First of all, it just adds anothertype style, which is something you want to avoid. In addition, your goal in writing your resume is to emphasize everything through clear, concise phrases. Italics would only be redundant and could actually detract, as italic type is harder toread. (One exception: I like using italic type for college honors—
cum laude
,
withhonors
,
with distinction
, etc.)
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