• John Karras

What are the maximum number of bullet points to use for a job when constructing your resume?

In my opinion, the maximum number of bullet points to use in the body of the resume (Experience Section) is eight. HOWEVER, for more experienced job seekers, that might not be enough to fully display the necessary skills and experience to secure your career goal. If that applies to you, a very effective strategy is to use subheadings.


For example, you could use Management & Leadership as one subheading and Operations as the second subheading. Staff supervision, project management, employee mentorship, and training & development bullet points could go under the Management & Leadership subheading. Bullet points relating to processes and procedures can go under the Operations subheading. That creates good separation and avoids that specific job looking like a laundry list of bullet points.


Additionally, the subheadings you use will highlight the most marketable parts of your experience. Accomplishments or Achievements also make for a very good subheading. I would recommend no more than three subheadings for one specific job.


Other possibilities depend on your experience and career goal. Project Management, Administrative Management, Finance & Accounting, Human Resources, Training & Development, Sales Management, Marketing Management, and Customer Service all make for excellent subheadings. There are many others.


Example:


Management & Leadership

Bullet 1

Bullet 2

Bullet 3

Bullet 4

Bullet 5


Operations

Bullet 1

Bullet 2

Bullet 3

Bullet 4

Bullet 5


Achievements

Bullet 1

Bullet 2

Bullet 3


By utilizing this strategy, you will be able to fully display and highlight the most marketable aspects of your background without creating a laundry list of points.


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