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How to Create A Resume Template With Microsoft Word

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One of the most frequently asked questions to us is: How do you create a resume (template & format) with Microsoft Word? (the resume known also as a curriculum vitae or CV) At present, resumes are mainly scanned rather than read. The layout and clarity of your resume therefore plays a very important role. A resume with a professional, professional look gives just that little extra that can make you go through this first scan, after which your resume will be read and you will be invited for an interview. Because making a resume is not for everyone, I describe below how you can make a professional resume with a few simple tips and I give the answer to the question: How do you create a resume with Microsoft Word?

Choose A Professional Font


As a font for your resume you have the choice between a letter or a sans serif letter. A typeface with a letter is more stylish and classic than a typeface without a letter. Choose a font from one of these categories that is business and professional and also fits you well. Typefaces like 'comic sans' probably do not have the business look you are looking for.

The Use Of Times New Roman


I have not studied it extensively, but I have strong suspicions that Times New Roman is the most used font in which resumes are made. This is probably because in most people this is the font with which Microsoft Word starts. At the same time, the Times font does not read very well on screens. The typeface was designed for the British newspaper The Times in such a way that there was as much text as possible on one page. All the 'tail letters' (j, g, p, q, y and ij) and Times New Roman figures do not show much at all. Because of this, it quickly comes across as a superpower and you do not want that. For example, instead of Times, choose Georgia (11 pts) and increase the line spacing to 14. Increase the line spacing in Microsoft Word as follows:
- go in menu <layout> to <paragraph>
- choose ' exactly' at <distance> for line spacing : ' 14'

Indentation And Bullets


Furthermore, it is wise to list text as much as possible and use bullets (bullet points). The bullet points in Microsoft Word, however, automatically ensure that the text is also indented. This will make your resume messy. It is better to avoid this as much as possible. You do this in Microsoft Word by:
- Choose the <bullets> button in your toolbar
- and then choose the <reduce indentation> button

A Professional Photo


The opinions are divided about including a photo on your resume . An advantage of a photo on your resume is that your resume becomes more personal because of this, so that you will be remembered more quickly. If you decide to take a photo, always use a professional photo and not a vacation snapshot. Also make sure that the photo is well exposed and that your face is clearly visible. In Microsoft Word, you add a photo to your resume by:
- select <insert>, <photo>, <image from file> from the menu
- select the photo you want to insert
- move one of the corners of the photo to the desired size
- choose from the menu <format>, <image>, <layout> and then for ' om frame'
- move the photo to the desired location in your resume

I hope to have helped you along the way and have answered the question How do you create a resume template with Microsoft Word? . In particular, we looked at the "appearance and the layout" template and format.

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