By Wendy S. Enelow
A suite of better professionally written resumes and profession concepts for servicemembers leaving the army for a civilian task.
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Once you’ve written your resume, experiment with a few different typestyles to see which one best enhances your document. 17 01 Expert Res Military CH01 6/13/05 9:44 PM Page 18 Part I: Resume Writing, Strategy, and Formats Type Size Readability is everything! If the type size is too small, your resume will be difficult to read and difficult to skim for essential information. Interestingly, a too-large type size, particularly for senior-level professionals, can also give a negative impression by conveying a juvenile or unprofessional image.
When you look through the sample resumes in chapters 4 through 13, you’ll see some excellent examples of the effective use of graphics to enhance the visual presentation of a resume. Just be sure not to get carried away… be tasteful and relatively conservative. White Space We’ll say it again—readability is everything! If people have to struggle to read your resume, they simply won’t make the effort. Therefore, be sure to leave plenty of white space. It really does make a difference. 20 02 Expert Res Military CH02 new 6/14/05 2:55 PM Page 21 C HAPTER 2 Writing Your Resume For many job seekers, resume writing is not at the top of the list of fun and exciting activities.
S. Armed Forces. Created energy and enthusiasm throughout the local community, sponsored community-based programs, and built relationships with community leaders. Results included a 42% increase in number of enlistments over two years. Resume Style The traditional chronological resume lists work experience in reverse chronological order (starting with your current or most recent position). The functional style deemphasizes the “where” and “when” of your career and instead groups similar experience, talents, and qualifications regardless of when they occurred.