Resume Tips from Career Services 5

As you transition from your college education to your career, there are some important tips to keep in mind regarding your resume:

  • When submitting a resume to an employer, always do so using Microsoft Word, unless otherwise noted.  Employers prefer to receive resumes in Word over PDFs.
  • Resumes should be attached to emails as opposed to being copied and pasted into the body of the email, unless otherwise noted.
  • Don’t go too crazy with fonts – something classic like Times New Roman is very presentable and professional. Also, resumes should always be black and white.
  • A one- or two-page resume full of relevant information is great – just make sure that double spacing, extraneous bullet points, or 14-point font does not extend the length of the resume.
  • Please don’t include any inserted pictures or quotes/catchphrases about yourself on your resume. It’s hard to take someone seriously when there’s a Word Art image of a stick figure by his or her name.

 About the Author:

Sam A. Mannino is the director of Career Services at Sullivan University’s Louisville campus. Prior to his current position, Sam was the director of Career Services at Sullivan College of Technology and Design. He has a background in education and workforce development and worked for nine years at Greater Louisville Inc. – the Metro Chamber of Commerce.

When not at Sullivan, Sam likes to read, travel when he can and most importantly spend time with family and friends, including his pug, Tori.

5 thoughts on “Resume Tips from Career Services

  1. Reply Lisa Bartolotta Dec 14,2013 4:41 pm

    I’m a MBA student with a Concentration in Hospitality Mgmt. at Sullivan University on-line. I’ve seen a professional resume writer and redone my resume by what he said and I still aren’t getting interviews. If I email you my resume will you critique it for me? Thank you.

    Lisa Bartolotta

  2. Reply Sam Mannino Dec 16,2013 7:46 pm

    Lisa – of course we can help you out! The person who is assigned to your acccount is Nonnie Byrd ( – the Director of Career Services for Sullivan Online. She can definitely take a look at your resume and give you some feedback. Please reach out to her!

    • Reply Lisa Bartolotta Jan 4,2014 4:38 pm

      Thank you. I will send her an email right now. I have been in touch with her but lost her number. Thank you. Everything I tried is not working.

  3. Reply Margaret Reynolds Dec 17,2013 9:31 am

    Can previous graduates also get their resumes critiqued?

  4. Reply Sam Mannino Dec 17,2013 9:36 am

    They sure can Margaret! I looked into our system and I believe you graduated from the Business Administration-Accounting program. If this is correct, you can send your resume to Mike Bramlage ( and he can look over your resume for you. If that was not your degree program, just let me know!

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