Newspaper publishers and editors know the importance of the upper left quarter of a page. Because readers always begin reading from left to right and top to bottom, the upper left quarter is where the eye generally goes first. When you are writing your resume, you will want to take advantage of that natural tendency.
Put your name on the top of the page, either in the center or on the left. Your contact information also belongs on top (not on the bottom).
Make sure that the top half of your page contains the most important information you want to deliver. For a new graduate, that important information might be the degree you’ve obtained and the courses you’ve taken. For someone with a long job history in one field, that might be a summary of your achievements in your current role and the value you will bring to your next company. For someone switching careers, the most important information might be your past achievements or skills that are most relevant to your new career, regardless of chronology.
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