We thought we'd turn to Monster members like you for advice. Here are some tips from both job seekers who write resumes and hiring professionals who read them for a living. Keep in mind that like resumes, opinions can vary — what works for one person may not work for you.

Use white space liberally. Create at least one-inch margins on your resume. Stick with two fonts at most. Use bolding and italics sparingly—and avoid underlining. Use bullet points to emphasize skills and accomplishments. Be consistent.

Jan 5, 2017 As you shop the job market, make your resume stand out by using the tips (and the accompanying downloadable template) below. Pay Attention to Format. Design matters. 2. Make the Top Count. Promote Your Brand. Emphasize Key Skills. Highlight Performance. Show Key Work Metrics. Control Your Timeline.

Free Resume Format Advice From Experts. With a well-prepared resume, you'll
have the means to capture the attention of your future employer. To accomplish
this task, implement a few of these resume format tips from experts. These tips
range from leaving the proper amount of white space to selecting the best font.

5. Send Your Resume as a PDF. Saving your resume as a PDF (rather than a
Word and document) freezes it as an image so that you can be sure hiring
managers see the same formatting as you. If you send it any other way, there's a
chance that the styling, format, font, and so on, could look different on their
computer than …