Resume Tips

Traditionally-Aged College Students


  • List G.P.A. if 3.0 or better
  • List your projects
  • Campus Involvement
  • Objective must be brief! 6-14 words
  • List 4-10 relevant courses
  • Computer skills
  • List any work experience
  • Accomplishments
  • No High School Information (few exceptions)
  • Leadership
  • Community service


  • Margins- .7 all around; possible .5 top/bottom
  • Use ruler bar and set your own tabs; DO NOT USE THE SPACE BAR!!
  • Name in 16-20 font; all other text same size; preferably 12/11
  • Avoid using tables
  • Always use past tense
  • Keep information uniform, consistent and in alignment
  • In MS Word, bullets can be tricky; keep bullets/characters simple/not too many
  • Use all Caps, bold, italics; avoid underline
  • Limit punctuation

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