Changing the bullets
To change the bullets in this template in Microsoft Word 2010, right click on the bullet, scroll down to ‘Bullets’ and select the one you prefer from the pop-out menu:
All set to customise this résumé? Here are our very top tips to help you get started:
- Keep a résumé master list on your laptop where you store any details you’ve ever covered on a résumé: previous roles, parts tailored for various applications, unique initiatives that only sometimes seem sensible to include. Then, when you are writing each résumé, it’s simply about copying and pasting useful details.
- Look at your résumé not as a thorough record of your professional background, but as a promotional item trying to sell you as the most appropriate applicant for the role. For every résumé you prepare, you’ll want to showcase only the results and abilities that are most relevant to the job (regardless if that means you leave out some bits of your experience).
- You’ll find loads of distinctive types of résumés, but the good old reverse chronological (in which your current experience is listed first) continues to be your best bet. While you may well utilize skills-based résumés in certain situations, some hiring managers will wonder what you are covering up.
- Be certain that your very best experiences and achievements are seen on the top third of the résumé. That top part is just what the recruiter is going to notice first—and what will operate as a hook for someone to keep on reading.
- For the majority of positions, utilize a simple but modern-day font, like Helvetica, Arial or Century Gothic. Make your résumé is readable for employment managers by utilizing a font size somewhere between 10 and 12.
- Think carefully before working with a two-page résumé. If you have a sufficient amount of relevant experience, education, and certification relating to the role to present on more than a single page of your résumé, then do it. But if you can paint the same picture in significantly less space? Do that.
- You can choose a separate font or typeface for your name, your résumé headings, and the organisations you’ve worked at, but ensure that it stays basic and keep it constant.
Want even more help on making your résumé get noticed? Use our guide: How to write a résumé.