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Resume Checklist 

Scan your resume as though it is the first time you have seen it. Is it visually pleasing and easy to read with an appropriate amount of white space?

  • Is the format consistent and simple? Are your positions identifiable? Is it clear where one section stops and another begins?
  • Did you highlight important points with bullets, underlining, bold, or italics in a consistent manner without overdoing it?
  • Is the most important and relevant information listed first? Is the most recent information listed first?
  • Did you include your name, address, city, state, zip code, telephone number, and the appropriate email address? [ is not an appropriate email address!]
  • Does your objective match the position and employer or which you are applying?
  • Do your phrases begin with action verbs and stay in the same tense?
  • Did you and someone else check the spelling, grammar, and punctuation?
  • Have you specifically detailed your accomplishments with specific and quantifiable information without exaggerating your abilities?
  • Is your resume neatly printed on resume paper?
  • Did you avoid using the words "I" and "me" in your resume?
  • Did you include your name and page number on the second page? Does the information on your second page fill at least half of the page?  
  • Did you meet with a career counselor at Career Services to review your resume?



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