Of course, we are only human and have learned to be proud of our academic and professional accomplishments. After all, who wants to feel inferior when applying for a job. However, there is an art and science to crafting a perfect resume. I am not exaggerating. Read on to find out why.

Reread what I have just written. How many spaces are there after periods? What font face have I used? Double spaces after a period or any mark that ends a sentence are old-fashioned. This is a hard habit to break for long-time keyboarders like me and you. I’m saying that if you are reading this blog. Please forgive me because I celebrate the wisdom and experience that the years have brought me.

The font you use should be Arial 11 or 12. 12 is easier to read without glasses but sometimes it is better to use 11 to save space in a long document.

Do not include dates on education or certifications that are older than 15 years. Programs are constantly being upgraded and criteria for professional designations have changed a great deal in our fast-moving, technological world.

The same caveat applies to work experience but I usually only recommend going back 10 years. However, you can list experience under Objective-Related Experience and Other Experience.

For more information, please contact me by telephone at 705-743-0058 or by e-mail at cvanecko@cogeco.ca. I’d love to help!


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