How to format a resume.

Your resume is your first opportunity to make a good impression. The employer may only spend a few minutes reading it, so make sure it stands out.

The first time through a stack of resumes, many employers spend less than a minute with each one. You can survive the first cut if you learn how to format a resume to look appealing and professional. The content of your resume is essential, of course, but its format can help you earn a second look and an interview.

Resume templates.

Your resume doesn't need to look like everyone else's. It's good to stand out from the crowd. But there are certain things a hiring manager will look for immediately, so make sure those items stand out. One way to create a professional-looking resume is to use a pre-formatted PDF template.

To make a standardized resume template your own, use an editing tool that can do these things for you:

  1. Add text to enter your experience and education.
  2. Add pages if you need additional space.
  3. Extract pages to remove what you don’t need.

Numerous templates are available online that provide a place for all your information along with a professional look. When you find a PDF resume template that captures your style and presents your education, experience, and accomplishments in the best light, you can use Adobe Acrobat DC or Acrobat online services to personalize it.

Take a moment to discover everything you can do with Acrobat DC to quickly and easily convert, share, and send PDFs.