Resume Writing Dos and Don’ts


Do these things

Include your full name – don’t use nicknames or abbreviations

Use a telephone number that you can always answer – use a cell phone if possible or make sure there is an answering machine at the listed phone number

Use bullet points to highlight information – it is much easier for an employer to absorb relevant information while scanning your résumé

Print your résumé and cover letter on high quality paper – when printing your résumé you should use paper with at least 50% cotton content

Be concise and get to the point – say what you need to say and nothing more

Use action words and descriptive phrases – be creative when trying to get your point across using as few words as possible

Target your résumé – address your résumé to the position you are applying for to show that you are really interested in…

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