Talent Development Centre

The Basics of Formatting a Resume in Microsoft Word

Dan Gasser By Dan Gasser,
Marketing Specialist at Eagle

The last few months have featured a series of articles in the Talent Development Centre with feedback from Eagle’s recruitment team on what they like to see in a resume. One of the most common pieces of feedback they have for independent contractors lies in formatting and structure. To help you out, we’ve put together a series of videos with tips and tricks for using Microsoft Word to create a recruiter-friendly resume.

In this first video, I go over some of the basic formatting features Word offers.  Most you likely already know, but there may be a few new tricks in here that will help you next time you update your resume. If there are any extra features you’d like to learn about, let us know in the comments section below!

2 thoughts on “The Basics of Formatting a Resume in Microsoft Word

  1. Most people know how to do Bold italics etc. Why not focus on resume structure which is what most people would want to know.

    1. Thanks for the comment – you read our mind! This is only the first video in a series that we’ll be sharing all summer. Throughout it, I’ll go over paragraph formatting, setting tabs, headers and footers, page breaks/section breaks/line breaks/paragraph breaks, styles, and a few other pieces. If there’s anything else you’d like to see, please let us know and we’ll prepare that as well. Thanks again!

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