3 Points on Using Bullets in a Resume

Bullet points might be one of your resume’s closest friends, but do you know how best to use them to maximize their effectiveness? Here are some points on how best to use bullets:

 

  • Use them in moderation. Like most things you can get too much of a good thing, meaning that a page full of nothing but bullet points isn’t much better than a page full of paragraphs.
  • Prioritize and put your best points first, because the first thing they read is what a person is most likely to remember. Burying achievements several levels down in a list means they might not even be seen, let alone remembered.
  • Bullet consistently, i.e. don’t use them in one section and not another. Creating a clean, organized resume not only leads the reader to relevant information quickly, but also showcases your communication and presentation skills.