What format should my Resume have? Your Resume should have a clean, balanced, consistent, and professional look. Do not feel limited to the margins a computer program gives you, the resumé you used to have, or the layout that other people use. Because your background/experience is unique, your documents can be too. That said, a traditional reverse chronological format, where you account for each year of work, is preferred for resumes.
A few key points of consideration:
- Be consistent!
- Templates: Using templates can help you write an attractive resume. Any of our templates show your individual achievements, skills and experiences in the best way.
- Margins: Never be less than 0.5 inches or greater than 1 inch.
- Font size: 16 pt max for titles, 8‐12 pt for text.
- Paper: Use 8.5 x 11 inch white or white paper, and only print on the front.
“Hired Design Studio” Template dimensions:
- A4 ISO 210 x 297 mm ( 8.27×11.69 inches )
- US Letter 8.5 x 11 inches ( 216×279 mm )
Our templates are optimized for two formats. You will find the same design in both formats, but we recommend using the most popular format in your country. Generally Us letter format for USA and Canada and A4 format for the rest of the world.
- Hyperlinks: NO hyperlink nothing on your resume, including your email address.
- Lenght: In general, you can have a longer resume-as long as the content is Substantive. (If you have a multiple-page resume, you could to put your name and “Page 2” on the second and subsequent pages). As a general rule of thumb, you may add a second page to your resume for every seven years of Experience.
Happy job hunting!