Is Your Resume Formatted Correctly? - US News/Marcelle Yeager

While content is clearly the name of the game when it comes to resumes, format is also important. What looks good to you on your computer may come out looking entirely different on someone else's machine. Though there is a variety of word-processing software out there, there are some general guidelines to go by. We'll use Microsoft Word as our example since that is the most commonly used program for creating resumes.

Often odd formatting things occur when you start cutting and pasting to import information into your Word document. In order to avoid a royal mess, try taking the following steps to ensure your resume is well-formatted.

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