Resume Tips

Clear. Concise. Tailored.

Clear. Concise. Tailored.

A strong resume is the first key in your job application process. Employers typically only look at a resume for an average of six to seven seconds. It is always a good idea to submit your resume within the first four days of a posting, and keep your resume clear, concise and tailored to the job you are applying for. Here are a few tips to help you stand out in a crowded job market and grab our attention during the selection process.

Formatting Tips

  • Keep your resume short and direct. It is always a best bet to keep your resume to one page, that forces you to prioritize what really matters. If you truly have more relevant and important experience or credential to highlight, go for two. However, if you can tell the same story in one page, do it
  • Arrange your resume so it is easy to identify your qualifications. Make it skimmable! Help hiring managers get as much information as possible in as little time as possible
  • Create an original, unique resume template that highlights your personality, but keep it simple. Stand out by using simple formatting elements like bold or italic fonts, colors, bullets, and different alignments
  • Line spacing should be 1.5, while margins should be kept at one-inch wide
  • Avoid tables, text boxes, logos or icons, images, or graphics
  • Use proper punctuation, and proofread carefully
  • Avoid using all capital letters
  • Name your file clearly, save it as “Your Name Resume,” or even go as far as “Your Name Job Title Resume”

Personal Information

  • The first thing a hiring manager should see when they look at your resume is your contact information. Your full name, email address, phone number, city and state should all be listed at the top of your resume
  • Be sure to keep this information up-to-date and accurate
  • Including LinkedIn can help managers screen your professional experience
  • The top third of the resume is the prime resume real estate, instead of an objective statement include a career summary or clear summary statement. You should identify and state your value proposition to your potential employer
  • Skip personal information. You are not legally required to provide any private information pertaining to SSN, date of birth, marital status, race or ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability status, religion, age, and national origin


your name

801.123.4567  |  |

career profile

Organized and dedicated administrative assistant with a proven track record of providing exceptional customer service in fast-paced environments and offering keen attention to detail and strong de making skills to manage multiple concurrent tasks. Self-motivate ethic to perform effectively in independent or team settings.

Work History

  • Keep your experience relevant by only including recent or related positions
  • Include only jobs from the previous 10 to 15 years. Including more will make your resume appear busy and draw attention away from your relevant qualifications
  • Demonstrate results with numbers and metrics, it is always good to quantify your successes. Use measurable outcomes when possible
  • Think beyond job duties and concentrate on examples of accomplishments and achievements! Show you can make a difference in this new position
  • Curate your bullet points and experience to be concise. You should not include more than eight bullet under recent jobs, as you move back in your job history, consider limiting to four to six bullets
  • Stand out with the right words. Make sure to use strong action words such as achieved, designed, improved and established while describing your roles and projects
  • Use the right keywords. Carefully read the job posting and include relevant keywords
  • List the months and years of your employment for each employer
  • List any software programs, tools, and/or equipment you have used, or relevant skills

work experience

name of company
administrative assistant|  june 2021 - present
Working to raise awareness and visibility of the State of Utah to potential job seekers with a focus on developing a strong employer brand, social media strategy and recruitment marketing campaigns.

  • Monitor two supervisor's work calendars and schedule appointments, meetings, and travel
  • Develop and update spreadsheets and databases on Excel, analyze and repost performance and sales data
  • Edit subcontractor proposals, project punch lists, transmitters and memorandums for organizational support

name of company
administration trainee | october 2019 – may 2021
Managed the day-to-day strategic activities of assigned accounts while coordinating and leading marketing efforts to reach the client's objectives.

  • Drafted professional memos, letters and marketing copy to share business objectives and growth
  • Answered over 30 incoming calls from customers each day, took messages, or transferred calls to assist with the requests
  • Collected and distributed incoming mail as well as arranging couriers and collection for outgoing mail


  • Include the names of schools you have attended and the title of your specific major or degree
  • Once you are into your career, remove dates from your education. If your degree has not been completed, list the date it is expected to be awarded
  • You should include the name, city and state of your college or university, technical or trade college, or other school. If your highest level of education is high school, you should list the highest grade you completed and diploma received
  • If relevant, include your GPA and any academic awards or certificates


name of university or college
Bachelor of Science: Business Administration

Certifications, Licenses, or Trainings

  • List all current professional licenses, registrations, or certificates that may be required for the job you are applying for
  • You should include the name of the association that awarded it and the date received
  • List any training courses that you have completed

Awards, Honors, and Additional Information

  • List any awards you have received, including the date of the award
  • Depending on the job, you may want to include volunteer positions, professional acknowledgments/memberships, and personal interests
  • Include any additional skills and abilities
  • List any additional languages you speak fluently
  • Make sure that everything is relevant and appropriate, when in doubt, opt for simplicity