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10 tips to improve the appearance of your retail resume
Make no mistake about it, the appearance of your resume is just as important as the content. When someone opens the document they immediately get a sense of whether it’s professionally designed and easy (and enjoyable) to read, or if it’s thrown together haphazardly with little attention to detail. That forms the foundation of the overall impression and it usually happens before anything is actually read.
Here are 10 tips to improve the appearance of your resume:
1. Don’t overuse text enhancements. I have seen resumes with bold, underline, italics, color, and different font types and sizes. Nothing stands out if you try to make everything stand out. For the most part, stick to bold and perhaps minimal color.
2. Make sure there’s enough white space - it’s just as important as text enhancements - and make it consistent throughout the document. Use the same size of white space between all sections, and the same size between all jobs.
3. Write numbers in number form on your resume - they stand out more. For example, use “6” stores rather than “six” stores. Traditional writing rules don’t always apply to resumes, so don’t worry about the “10 and over” rule.
Professional Resume Writer, Retail Industry
Great information! Thanks for posting Michael!