Believe it or not, good penmanship has gone the way of the dodo. Today, most employers prefer computer generated resumes. So unless you're applying for a cursive instructor position or ransom-letter-writer, type your resume using a word processing program.
TIP: Writing your resume in a full suit raises confidence levels that is usually reflected within the resume.
Most employers are only interested in junior college, university, vocational schooling,and any higher educational experience. It's not necessary to list junior high, elementary,or pre-K experience. Although it might be tempting to include every grade you've completed alongwith class photos to prove it, most employers simply don't care.
Most employers actually do follow up with at least one of your listed references. So itdoesn't make sense to list those who want to kill you or worse. If a former co-worker orsupervisor makes the facial expression pictured above at the sound of your name, youprobably shouldn't include them on your reference list.
Employers want to know the positive attributes you possess to better gauge your valueas a potential employee. Feel free to list some positive strengths and NOT weaknesses. "Cries a lot", "Aggressive toward coworkers", "Short Fuse", "Ticking-time-bomb", "Hates Authority" -- refrain from typing these words and phrases or anything similar.
Avoid showboating your degree in ancient languages or archaeology by chiseling your resume onto a crumbling stone tablet. Instead, use modern English and print your resume on paper using that computer we suggested you use in step 1.
The first thing a potential employer notices is the condition of your resume. A nice, crisp, maintained resume certainly reflects the model employee you are. A crumpled, balled-up resume wouldn't doyou any good. Most employers don't bother unraveling the mess or confuse them for already discarded resumes.