1. Include your contact information at the top of each page of your resume (i.e. name, address, email, cell, and home phone number).
2. Pay attention to spelling and spacing.
3. Make sure that the resume is geared toward the specific job to which you are applying.
4. Print the resume on standard white, quality paper.
5. Use a standard font, like Times New Roman, in size 11.
6. Use 1” to 1.25-inch margins
7. Do not add non-essential information like an "Objective Statement” or unrelated personal interests (like hiking), unless it is related to the job to which you are applying
8. In your "Previous Employment,” make sure that you list your job title, dates of employment, and a brief description of your responsibilities and accomplishments. This description should reveal why you would be of value to the organization to which you are applying.
9. It is acceptable to have a resume with multiple pages if your work experience warrants such detail. This is especially the case if you have published research or have had other successes in your career.