Possible options include: Size is also a consideration.
Any font smaller than size 9 font is too small for easy reading, and no one’s going to squint to read your resume.
Instead, list full years: 2005 – 2008 instead of May 2005 – June 2008. After a few years of work, your recent experience is more relevant than your major or your GPA, and you want your work to be the first thing potential employers see.
Unless you’re a recent grad, GPAs aren’t applicable to most job search settings.
Get Rid of the Old Stuff Your resume should reflect the latest achievements in your career and your current position.
It should also contain your skills that are marketable in today’s workplace.
The modern resume, so often posted online, even needs to consider keyword placement and search engine results. This means less time and money spent selecting the perfect paper for your resume and more time choosing the right fonts and formats. Courier, for instance, looks like a typewriter font, and job marketers associate the font with out-of-date paper resumes.
Some things never go out style, though: When it comes to packaging your work experience, crisp writing and brevity still reign supreme.Uh oh, the last 10-15 years have a few (explainable, but complicated) bumps?Try ditching the months in your job history section.Bonus tip: If you're still using a Hotmail or Yahoo account, now’s the time to get a Gmail address -- or, if applicable, an email tied to your website.“Having a Yahoo, AOL, or education-based email address makes you look like you’re living in the past,” says Christy Hopkins, human resources consultant at Fit Small Business.