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Here’s some additional tips. Monster.com compiled a resume critique checklist to make writing your resume a little easier for you.

First impressions

  • Does the resume look original and not based on a template?
  • Is the resume inviting to read, with clear sections and ample white space?
  • Does the design look professional rather than like a simple typing job?
  • Is a career summary included so the reader immediately knows your value proposition?
  • Is the resume’s length and overall appearance appropriate given your career level and summary?


  • Does the resume provide a visually pleasing, polished presentation?
  • Is the font appropriate for the career level and industry?
  • Are there design elements (bullets, bolding, and lines) to guide readers’ eyes through the document and highlight important content?
  • Is there a good balance between text and white space?
  • Are margins even on all sides?
  • Are design elements like spacing and font size used consistently throughout the document?
  • If the resume is longer than a page, does the second page contain a heading? Is the page break formatted correctly?

Resume sections

  • Are all resume sections clearly labelled?
  • Are sections placed in the best order to highlight your strongest credentials?
  • Is your work history listed in reverse chronological order (ie: most recent job first)?

Career goal

  • Is the resume targeted to a specific career goal, as opposed to a one-size-fits-all document?
  • If this is a resume for a career change, does it include supporting details that show how your past experience is relevant to the new job?


  • Does the resume include a solid listing of your career accomplishments?
  • Are accomplishments quantified by using numbers, percentages, dollar amounts, or other concrete measures of success?
  • Do accomplishment statements begin with strong, varied action verbs?
  • Are your accomplishments separated from your responsibilities?


  • Is the information relevant to hiring managers’ needs?
  • Does your resume’s content support your career summary?
  • Did you include keywords, appropriate buzzwords, and industry acronyms?
  • Is applicable, additional information (awards and affiliations) included, and is personal information unrelated to the job (marital status, age, nationality) omitted?

Writing style

  • Did you avoid writing the resume in an implied first-person voice with personal pronouns (I, me, and my)?
  • Is the content flow logical and easy to understand?
  • Is the resume as perfect as possible, with no careless typos or spelling, grammar, or syntax errors?

(updated 2019)

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