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Format the Style of Your Resume

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In this extension, you will select a different template for your resume and personalize it by making advanced formatting changes.

You will: Change the font, style, color, and size of the text, Adjust page margins, And update table properties.

To start, open the template gallery.

Select the resume template on screen.

Rename the document “your name - resume - version 2.”

In this template, the information in each section is organized in a table with transparent borders.

Change the line weight and border color so you can see the template layout.

You’ll make them invisible again later.

Update each section of the new resume template with information from your original resume.

Use two separate browser windows.

If any sections of the template are different from your original resume, fill them out or delete them.

In this template, there are sections for Projects and Foreign Languages.

Include one or two projects you completed for school, clubs, or work that are related to the position or program you’re applying for.

If you speak any foreign languages, briefly describe your level of fluency.

Next, try some different ways to format your template.

Change the font.

Choose a font that is easy to read and professional.

Think about the impression you want to make.

Not all fonts are ideal for a resume.

Change the text size to make it easier to read.

Next, format the section headings.

Change the font to match your name, and change the size, if you like.

Then, update Heading 1 to match.

This updates all the section headings in your document, so you don’t have to change them one by one.

Update the other heading styles in your template.

If your resume is more than one page, make more formatting changes.

To adjust the line spacing, add or remove spaces around the paragraphs to achieve the right look.

You could also: Adjust the table column width...

Or adjust the page margins...

Then, change the text colors of your name and the section headings.

Choose something easy to read.

Finally, make the borders invisible.

Nice work!

Now you can tailor your resume for different positions or opportunities.

Now, it’s your turn: Select a new resume template.

Make the table borders visible.

Add your information to the new resume.

Experiment with formatting changes, including fonts, styles, colors, line spacing, borders, and margins.

And remove the table borders.

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