Basic rules for writing your resume

Keep the following advice in mind when writing your resume.

Resume tips and tricks



  •  Be brief. Resumes should be no longer than 2 pages.
  • The layout needs to be simple and easy to read. Use bold to highlight titles and important information
  • Proof read your resume several times and if possible get someone else to have a look
  • Back up your statements with concrete evidence to demonstrate your skills



  • Do not use abbreviations
  • Do not repeat the same vocabulary again and again. Use a thesaurus to find synonyms
  • Do not use fancy colors or fonts; your CV needs to look professional. There are better ways to set yourself apart
  • Do not ramble; only include relevant information and there is no need to mention any failures


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