The time I used spend working on my resume averaged to be something like 90% making it look pretty and 10% filling it in with content. You might think I am a bit vain, but the reality is that your resume is your actual first impression with a potential employer. If my resume has spelling errors, bad formatting, and looks inconsistent over all; it would be the same as me coming in with my hair unkempt, my tie undone, and two different shoes on.
So what did I do in order to spend less time on formatting, while still having a perfect looking resume?
I used tables.
So what does “using tables” mean exactly? I means that I went in Microsoft Word, went to the Insert tab, and clicked on the table button to insert a table into my resume.
Typically, when you put dates on your resume you need to hit space or tab until you reach the end of the row. With tables, you can use the “Align” button to make your dates shift to right while the titles are stilled aligned to the left.
This makes formatting a breeze, and all you need to do to hide those tables afterwards is make the border color “white”. That way you have a perfectly formatted resume that you can use multiple times.
Major Mentor “2016”