Resume/CV Tips and Samples

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Tips

General Guidelines
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  • Most employers spend less than 20 seconds scanning a resume before making a preliminary decision about the candidate. Put yourself in the reader’s position and think about what they are looking for in an employee
  • Margins should never be smaller than .5″
  • Use easy to read fonts such as Arial, Helvetica, Calibri or Times New Roman
  • Avoid over formatting text. Only use italics or underlines if necessary. Make your section headings bold.
  • Use active phrases instead of passive
  • Entry-level candidates should limit their resume to one page. Mid-career and experienced candidates may have a two-page resume. Do not go over two pages.
  • Use 10-12 point font. Avoid very small or very large text.
  • Do not rely on your computer’s spell check function. Review each word carefully. It is easy to miss typos when you are familiar with the content of the document.
  • Have at least two other people review your resume for spelling, grammar and other errors
  • Do not lie about your experience. Augmenting your credentials with a little fiction might help you get the job but you can easily lose it if you are found out. Many employers conduct background checks.

Resources

Samples

Curriculum Vitaes (CVs)

Tips

Samples

  • Academic/Research CV Sample
  • International CV samples and tips can be accessed on Going Global. To access Going Global, log into your EagleHire account and locate the logo on the left-hand side of the page. Once in Going Global, visit the Country Guides to review sample CVs for each country.