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How to Design Your Résumé: 15 Formatting and Layout Tips

How to Design Your Résumé: 15 Formatting and Layout Tips

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Designing Your Resume

our skills, achievements and qualifications are what really matter on your résumé, but how you present that information is just as important.

Keep It Simple

Colour

As a general rule of thumb, choose a high-contrast color scheme — and stick to it. A safe color scheme is black (for general text), white (for the background) and a third color like red, green or blue (for headings).

Layout

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Content Hierarchy

  • Create an eye-catching header
  • Divide content into clear sections
  • Set headings for each section
  • Use bullet points
  • Use digits for numbers
  • organize with columns and tables

Essential Sections

Your résumé must always include these five essential sections:

Header

Summary or objective

Employment history

Education

Skills

Mind The

Try to keep your résumé to a maximum of two pages. If you’re just out of college and don’t have much work experience, meanwhile, one page will usually be more than enough.

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