How can I save space on my resume?


A resume needs to exhibit the delicate balance between fitting as much information into one or two pages without setting your page margins to “0” and your typeface to “8 points.” There are a few basic ways to save space:

(1) Type your town, state and contact information on one line with bullet points as separators (no street address please);
(2) Eliminate the phrase “References Available Upon Request”–no need for obvious statements;
(3) Discard any objectives–you are obviously responding to an advertised position, so that would be your assumed objective;
(4) Type your School and Degree on one line; and
(5) Use 9.5- or 10-point fonts.

Stay away from industry-related abbreviations or slang, because this will make your resume look unprofessional or too casual.