Résumé Checklist

  • One page in length
  • Tailored to the position for which you are applying
  • Neat, well-organized and easy to read
  • Consistent in formatting, font and content
  • Checked for proper grammar and punctuation
  • Appealing to the eye
  • Font standard size: 12 point
  • Printed on quality, neutral-colored paper
  • Uses strong action verbs and power words
  • Free of spelling errors
  • Updated and current
  • Avoids high school information (after your first year in college)
  • Avoids “Duties included…” and “Responsible for…”
  • Uses numbers, such as percentages or amounts of money
  • Has been proofread by at least three people (one of them should be CDAC)
  • Avoids personal pronouns like “I” or “my”