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Standard Resume Margins [Proper Margin Size for a Resume]

Standard Resume Margins [Proper Margin Size for a Resume]

Margins frame the content of your resume. Learn how to set them right and make your accomplishments pop out.

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Clutter your resume with too much text, and it looks messy.

 

Leave too much white space, and it looks empty.

 

Your resume layout needs to be flawless—

 

Including the right resume margins.

 

This article will show you:

 

  • Proper resume margins that keep your resume well-organized.
  • Why the smallest page margin size isn't the best.
  • How to set page margins for a resume in MS Word and Google Docs.
  • Tips on aligning text on your resume for maximum readability.
  • And how to make sure the margins on your resume don't get cut while printing.

 

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Emilia Mucha
Emilia is a career expert sharing all kinds of job hunting advice. At Zety, she writes dedicated guides that help readers create job-winning resumes and cover letters.

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