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How to Use Bullet Points on a Resume Effectively + How Many

How to Use Bullet Points on a Resume Effectively + How Many

Resume bullet points are a simple but powerful formatting tool. Learn how to write them properly and give your resume the impact it deserves.

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There are few shortcuts when it comes to writing an effective resume. Good formatting and layout plus careful targeting to each role you apply for is a must. But there is one simple addition that can benefit everyone. Good resume bullet points.


They’re a great way of giving your content maximum impact and building a solid, easy to read resume structure. And this guide will help you to learn all there is to know about the art of the resume bullet point. Here’s what we’ll cover, in bullet point form of course.

  • How to write resume bullet points.
  • How many bullet points you should include per job on your resume.
  • Whether to include bullet points or paragraphs on a resume.


And you’ll also get examples so you know exactly what to do with your own resume.


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Jacques Buffett, CPRW
Jacques, a Certified Professional Résumé Writer (CPRW), is a career expert who has published almost 200 articles on Zety. His insights and advice have been published by LinkedIn, Forbes, MSN, Yahoo!, Business Insider, AOL, U.S. News, and other top news outlets. He also has extensive professional experience in people management and recruitment.

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