Fonts • The first step is to insure you have the right fonts and spacing so your formatting is not lost while emailing/uploading and is compatible across all platforms. • Keep your font plain and easy to read. • Use a sans serif font like Arial or Verdana, especially for faxes, as these come out clearer.
Formatting • Use left margin justification i.e. keep all text in the main body left-aligned. • Use single line spacing between the lines. • Use straight lines to break sections and also to give an outline to the resume, if you wish to. • Simple bullet points under each category head give a neat format. • For a hard copy print on plain white or cream paper.
Regular Structure • Organize all information under the regular headings as 'Synopsis/Profile', 'Work Experience', 'Skills', 'Achievements', 'Awards', 'Extra-curricular' and 'Personal Details'. • Ensure your headings stand out clearly and the recruiter does not have to hunt for these.
Organising Contact Details • Ensure your name comes right at the top of the resume in bold and is at least 2 font sizes bigger than the rest of the resume. • The email ID, phone number and address should come below the name in a smaller font. • Do not add any other details like date of birth, father’s name or have two addresses here.