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A resume is a document that reflects a person's career, achievements and education. A resume may be required for the following:
- Applying for a job
- Applying for a scholarship
- Requesting a letter of recommendation
- Applying for a program or college admissions
Verb tense, spacing, tab use, information displays, date displays, font style, font size, etc.
If you are emailing a resume, save and send it as a PDF
This format reduces size and formatting issues.
Specific reference names belong on a separate document
Applications often require a separate document with references.
Be clear and concise
Resumes should not be long.
Use standard English grammar and spelling
Proofread your resume closely.
Limit resume to one page
There are exceptions to this rule, but that won't be until you have more experience.
Have your resume critiqued or looked over by another before you submit it
Your parent, teacher or counselor may have suggestions to improve your resume.
Do not exaggerate or lie on your resume
Untrue information is cause for termination.