When preparing your resume, make sure it’s SHARP:
The writing in your resume should be concise, succinct, and to the point. Use proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation in your writing.
Your resume needs to be factually accurate, including dates of employment, education completed, job titles, and skills possessed.
Your resume should be visually appealing to the eye. Make sure it is neat, organised, and consistent. Ensure you use enough “white space” by setting your margins at .5” or greater and providing ample space between sections.
A resume should reflect who you are and your professional experiences. This does not mean it should be laden with unnecessary graphics or inappropriate personal information; it means you should feel comfortable using it to represent yourself as a candidate.
Your resume and the way it is organised should be relevant to the position. For example, you may need to make adjustments to your resume when applying for a position as an accountant versus a position as a project manager.