Elizabeth’s resume letterhead and story:

We’ve all been there, creating a resume using the same old verbiage known to all working professionals. And, as recruiters and HR professionals will tell us, it’s in those tiny details that job seekers can make a difference. Although resume headers might not be the splashiest of places to focus, they offer an interesting place to change up your routine a bit.

Here are some good resume headline samples that you can personalize according to your needs:

Also, the heading "References" is bold and in all capitals to match the resume headings, and the fonts are the same style and size on both documents (the fonts on the sample resume image look smaller only because I shrunk that image to make it fit better on this page).


Download a PDF of Ron and Elizabeth’s resume headers .

Below is a list of alternate resume headings that may be more appropriate for your situation.

Your CV’s heading is the first thing that prospective employers will see when they look at your CV. ; it is absolutely vital that you present the header in the best format possible.


You can change the order of these resume headings/categories based on your job target, putting the most important and impressive information first.
You may even decide not to use some of these headers.Whatever design is chosen for the resume header, it should contain some basic information including the name of the job seeker and a method of contact. Many people ask if the entire name should be listed or if initials are permissible. It really depends on the name and how the person chooses to be known. Every resume will likely be broken down into different areas (a.k.a. resume headers) that need to include your personal information, summary, education, experience, and additional skills. Rather than sticking with the same old resume headers, give the variations below a whirl to give a new twist to old headers.We’ll talk about getting creative in order to stand out in a minute. But the most basic principle of ? Keep it simple. Use a basic but modern font, like Helvetica, Arial, or Century Gothic. Make your resume easy on hiring managers’ eyes by using a font size between 10 and 12 and leaving a healthy amount of white space on the page. You can use a different font or typeface for your name, your resume headers, and the companies for which you’ve worked, but keep it simple and keep it consistent. Your main focus here should be on readability for the hiring manager. That being said, you should feel free to…