What Does the Best Resume Look Like in 2022

What Does the Best Resume Look Like in 2022

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1. Good font

– Use an easy-to-read typeface. One that’s elegant and formal on the one hand (so no Comic Cans) and modern and stylish on the other (so no Times New Roman). – Keep your font size between 10 and 12 pt. – There are many good picks. Some fonts you can consider include: Cambria, Calibri, Helvetica, Bookman Old Style. – Both serif and sans-serif 

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1. Good font

fonts can look good on a resume so feel free to experiment in this area. – Once you choose a font, stick to it on the whole document. Ideally, use the same font when writing a cover letter for a resume.

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2. Evenly-set margins

Resume margins on all four sides should be 1-inch. If you want to fit more into a single-page resume, you can take some margin space out, but at least half an inch has to stay.

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3. Consistent line spacing

Go for single or 1.15 line spacing for all resume sections.  Use a double space before and after each heading, and in between entries in your work experience and education sections.

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4. Clear section headings

Make your section headings slightly bigger than the rest of the text. You can also make them visually stand out by typing in ALL CAPS.

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5. Enough white space

Recruiters need some breathing room when reviewing resumes. Jam-packing the contents won’t make a resume look good. How to check if there’s enough white space on a resume? Print it out and look at it from a bit of distance. Does it feel crammed? If so, it most likely is.

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6. No graphics, no photos

Fancy graphics can cause your resume to fail the ATS scan. Photos? You’re looking for a job, not a date.  Unless specifically asked for in the job ad (it might be the case for certain positions), leave pictures off your resume.

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7. Ideally one-page

How long should a good-looking resume be? Go for a single page. Target your resume at a specific job offer and include only relevant details. Make every word earn its place on your resume. If you feel you’ll omit crucial details by trying to make a single-page resume, don’t force it. Two-page 

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7. Ideally one-page

resumes are OK for experienced candidates.

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