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03/27/13
Resumes. Font Sizes and Headings
Filed under: Public Relations docs
Posted by: site admin @ 6:57 am

Our class submitted their current resumes this week
as we began our strategy of strengthening their
public relations documents for each person’s
career path.

FONT, FONT SIZE AND CONTENT IN HEADING
I was struck by:
  - some resumes that had the NAME in
the HEADING section 20 and 30 point, while the text
was 10 or 11 point. 

  - Other resumes did not contain addresses, only email
addresses in the HEADING space.

  - Most did not have their names on each page of the
document.

Suggestions:
Please consider using a font that is a common print
medium font with a size of 11 point or greater for
most of the document.  Typical fonts are: Arial, Times
New Roman
, Verdana, or Courier(less).

Your name in the heading can be 1 or 2 points larger than
the remainder of the document.  U-Washington,
reference.

[Please note:  for other fields, like advertizing or
marketing, outsized or unique name fonts are possible
simply due to the nature of visual effects in those fields.]

Very unusual circumstances might suggest not including
one’s street/city address.  Despite not eliminating you
from consideration, it is expected that at the top of page
one your formal street address
(with US State two letter
abbreviation and zip code) is provided.  Phone (with
area code 123-456-7890, no parentheses), email and
Internet presence (web-page and/or Linkedin profile)
is expected there as well.  If you use Skype and are outside
of the country, I have seen Skype address listed.

I suspect in a short time we will be listing our telecon
media, as well, whether it is Facetime or Skype or Google +
neighborhood.

Throughout your document, for technical resumes please
use a maximum of three levels of highlighting, consistently,
while not overly using them as placement and ease of locating and
reading is important.  [So, in this piece, ALL CAPS IS USED
FOR A HEADING, underlining to bring out key points, and
different fonts to show the different font styles.]

Please have your name and page number on each subsequent
page of your document.

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