Tips for Writing an Effective Resume

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Leadership Experience (or Community Leadership, Campus Leadership) • List your experience in reverse chronological order (most recent first) • List 3-5 bullets per position • Use present tense for current duties and past tense for past duties Skills • Include any computer software or programs relevant to a potential internship • Describe language proficiency with words like "Basic," "Proficient," "Conversational," "Fluent" or "Native" Formatting Best Practices • Keep your resume to one page • Make good use of your white space by keeping your margins between 0.5 and 1 inch • Use a 10-12 pt. conservative font for the body of your resume • No photos, please! • Make sure you are consistent in your formatting (for example, use the same font throughout) • Be consistent in how you format locations and time periods 2/2 Resume Tips and Best Practices

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