When you create your resume, you want to display your credentials in a way that the hiring manager or recruiter can easily read. Of course you want it to be professional, so use black and white text (New Times Roman style) and never ever use illustrations to make your resume stand out. It makes it look like a child created the resume, and the hiring manager will not take you as seriously. Also, each line per section should be single spaced & each section should have several line spaces to help separate them. You also want to try to keep the resume to one page if you can. This way, you have a resume that is straight to the point. Most hiring managers only take a few seconds to read a resume.
Now that you know the general format, let me inform you of the information that you will need.
In the Heading:
Name: Centertop and large enough (font size 16pt) for the person reading it to see. You want that person to know who your are.
Contact information (underneath name, font size 12pt): This where you will put your address, email, and phone number. If you ever get called for an interview, and the hiring manager does not have any way to reach you, then you have decreased your chances in getting the interview.
In the following sections, you will use a font size of at least 12pt and start each line at the left margin. Margin size for the resume will be 1 inch for top, bottom, left, and right margins.
In the Body:
Then you want to add your relevant skills to the position you are applying for and how you utilized those skills. Use positive action words to describe. Describe your skills in one line, using phrases and bulletpoints to highlight each one.
Then you will add any relevant work experience. This can include internships, summer jobs, or any past full-time or part-time jobs. Explain what company you worked for, what your role and responsibilities were, and the time you fulfilled them. The time is in the form of a date (mm/yyyy). The first job you list in this section should be the most recent or last job you worked.
Then you can add any academic experience.
Lastly, you can insert your education background here. List your most recent education status first. Be sure to list any degrees or certificates earned upon your completion in school and the year you obtained them.