- Does it feel crowded? If so, put some spacing between sections of the resume.
- Does it have a uniform look? If not, be sure to have titles consistent, bullet points in alignment, section headers in the same font and font sizes, etc.
- Are the margins consistent? What about areas where you indent bullet points or titles?
- Be sure to check on font size consistency for each section; also check for font consistency, especially if you copy-pasted any content from other sources.
- Also, check the resume at a glance without look at the content - does it look clean, modern, organized? Or does it feel cluttered and/or messy? Continue to work on margins and spacing if it still feels crowded.
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The look and feel of a resume is sometimes just as important as the content itself. There are circumstances in which large companies will convert the content to a generic format. In those cases, the formatting is totally void. However, you're likely applying to multiple positions at different companies, in which case, formatting is the first thing someone would notice about the resume. Here are few key pieces to look at when re-formatting your resume:
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