Checklist for the perfect resume...

Is your resume well laid out? Is it pleasing to the eye?

Is your resume less than one page if you are a student or new to the workforce? Is it less than three pages if you are an experienced professional?

Have you chosen legible fonts throughout your resume or do the fonts detract from the context of the resume?

Have you used spell check and/or dictionary to ensure that there are no spelling errors?

Has someone else (outside of yourself) read your resume for grammatical errors?

Does your resume use proper English?

Is your resume memorable? Does it stand out in a crowd (but in a positive way)?

Is your resume “targeted” to the type of position you are seeking?

How do you come across when your resume is read? What will an employee think of you?

Are you pleased with your resume? Does it do a good job of telling an employer who you are and why you are a good candidate?

Do you have your name, address, and contact information clearly displayed on your resume?


Did you limit your objective to just one or two short sentences?

Is your objective clear and concise? Or is it ambiguous?

Is your objective focused? Does it make sense?

Is it targeted?


Is it clear from a quick look at your resume that you have obtained a college degree, if you graduated?

If you did not graduate, is it clear that you do not yet have a degree?

Are all the educational requirements of the job fulfilled and clearly shown?

Professional Experience:

Is your work experience presented logically?

Have you limited your work experience to no more than 4-5 previous positions?

Have you accounted for any gaps in your work history that an employer might question?

Do the name of the company, your job title, and dates of employment for each position stand out for easy identification?

Have you limited the information in each position to those that are the most relevant and targeted to the position to which you are applying?

Is your professional experience accurately and honestly conveyed?

Strengths and hobbies:

Are the strengths & hobbies you have listed relevant and targeted to the position to which you are applying?

Do the skills listed accurately convey your experience and knowledge in each area?

Other Sections:

Do any other sections included in your resume enhance your presentation? Are they relevant to the position to which you are applying?

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Table Of Contents

  1. How to write a resume? - Basics
  2. Do's & Dont's of writing a resume
  3. Writing the perfect resume (In detail!)
  4. Checklist for the perfect resume...
  5. After writing the resume