Resume Paragraph Styles - Continued

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If you prefer the paragraph style, there are some tricks of the trade that can help you make your resume more readable:

1. Divide your experience into related information and use several shorter paragraphs under each job description (Resume Sample).
2. List the job summary in paragraph form and then use bullets to highlight your achievements (Sample Resume).
3. Use left headings instead of centered headings (Example Resume) or put dates in a left column (Resume Sample) to make the line lengths shorter. This won't work, however, when the shorter line length forces your information into very long paragraphs. It is better to have longer line lengths and shorter paragraphs.

Full justification--where all the lines end at the same place on the right margin--makes paragraph-style resumes look more formal. Ragged right margins generally give a more informal appearance. Full justification creates a neater appearance any time the lines of text run all of the way to the right margin, even in bulleted resumes. However, you can choose either style and not go wrong. Again, it is just a matter of your personal preference.

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From Designing the Perfect Resume, by Pat Criscito. Copyright 2000. 
Reprinted by arrangement with Barron's Educational Series, Inc.


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