The Best Resume Format

by webmaster on December 15, 2012 · 3 comments

The best look for a resume is not any particular formatting; it’s a particular kind of formatting: simple and readable. Unless you’re applying to be a print designer, the format is only important as a vehicle to convey the content. Below is a resume format that can easily be tailored to any position.

Best resume format (sample template): simple and readable

This resume format has many advantages.

1.)     Its header can be reused for a cover letter, salary history page, writing sample, etc. Placing the same header on all of your application documents signals professionalism through consistency; it makes you appear detail-oriented and well-organized.

2.)    Its sections (e.g., SELECTED PROFESSIONAL SKILLS, EDUCATION, etc.) can all be easily re-organized or even substituted out entirely. For example, you may be a recent graduate whose academic history trumps employment history—in that case, you would be well-served with the EDUCATION section at the top.

3.)    It easily fits all of the necessary components of the resume, allowing you the room to write what you need to; however, the format rightfully punishes you for being overly verbose—resumes are advertisements, not detailed histories.

4.)    It’s limited to 1 page.

5.)    It’s simple to create.

Note that your resume does not have to appear exactly as the one above does; just make sure that whatever format you choose has all of the advantages that I listed above. I give credit for this resume format to a popular Reddit post by Cainman2K3.

grey_cardigan January 9, 2013 at 3:27 pm

Thanks for posting this, I found the thread on Reddit but couldn’t locate the resume template.
Much appreciated.

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webmaster January 9, 2013 at 10:53 pm

Thank you for the feedback, grey_cardigan–I’m happy to help! It does appear that the original link to the resume template leads to an empty image album. That’s a shame, but now it’s here for posterity.

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GiovannaMartin April 10, 2014 at 1:47 am

Job market becomes more competitive than before. A lot of graduates compete each other in different job opportunities. If you want to get hired make sure you apply for the position that is suitable for you and review your abilities. Aside from that, make sure your resume is well presented when you interviewer read it. Remember, your resume tells about you and your skills. Source for this article: Check here for more info.

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