Section Headings in Resume

A resume is divided into several sections :

  • Personal data
  • Job Experience
  • Education
  • References

Each of these sections is preceded by a heading. These headings affect the scan-ability of your resume. Thought should be given to the following.

ReadabilityIs your heading a good description of the section ?

White spaceWhite space : the space between sections and sub sections. White space can divide your resume in easily readable parts. It can give a logical architecture.

Centered or Left JustifiedSection headings can be either centered or left justified. Both are good. Choose the style that fits with the overall resume presentation.

Most important informationThe most important information goes on top. This applies to the sections themselves and to the information in the sections.