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.