One of the common mistakes in the resume – unreadable. when you look at a resume, it should have enough white space and keywords should standout.
So, how do you make a resume more readable? Use White space. [ 6 Costly Mistakes to Avoid in Resume]
How to Add White Space in Resume
- To add some white space above each position in Microsoft Word 2007, highlight the title line of each row
- Click on Line spacing icon on Home tab > Paragraph, then select at least 4 pt.
- If you have more space left on the page at the end you can go to 6 pt
- Do the same Ctrl highlighting for the bullet points throughout the document and try 1.5 to 3 pt. spacing before each line.
- Don’t have more than 4 to 5 bullets below a title.
Bonus tip – Print your resume and see how it looks. Having a resume that is easy to read will make a world of difference. I have seen so many resume that contains many bullet points that looks clustered and hard to read.
Here is sample resume bullets that shows before and after adding whitespace.