How to Write Your Resume The rule of thumb is to try and keep your resume to one full page. This may change later in your life. But for now, one page. DO 1. Use 10-12 point font depending on length. 2. Use a simple, standard font. 3. Use proper margins. 1 inch is fine. 4. Use a professional/executive summary to pinpoint skills and objectives. 5. Use resume paper to print copies.