4/26/12

I recently sent my resume into one of those resume review services, they sent it back with periods at the end of each bullet point never seen that before, is that common? This is for consulting by the way

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4/26/12

Either is fine as long as you're consistent. I personally prefer no periods.

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4/26/12

Everyone I know in banking says no periods if it's a bullet point

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4/26/12

Don't know why OP got monkey shit but no. No periods.

4/26/12

No one cares. seriously. just be consistent as jec said

4/26/12

haha, yeah, not sure why the monkey shit, I had always gone no period, but since I'm paying for a resume review service, I thought it would be good to ask about it to the board here...

4/26/12

There, I gave you a SB to even things out. I don't use periods with my bullet points.

4/26/12

Thanks connor, yeah, think I'm going to take off the periods

4/27/12

Have seen it both ways in the past, but no periods is considered more conventional and you'll see it that way more frequently. The big rule to follow here is to always keep it consistent either way you choose to go.

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4/27/12

No periods, save yourself the trouble

4/27/12

Periods are a hassle. Bleeding out once a month? That's got to be a pa-...

Oh, wait. Nevermind.

4/27/12

Periods go at the end of a sentence. Since most bullet points are not complete sentences, don't use periods.

4/27/12

Never use periods on resumes. A resume is a quick summary of experiences in bullet form. You don't need or want to include periods (full stops). Since some bullet points will clearly be incomplete sentences, it would be grammatically incorrect to put periods there, and since you don't put periods there, you don't put them anywhere for consistency reasons. Writing full, lengthy sentences in a resume would just make for a very cluttered, boring presentation. Keep the resume period free and the bullets neat and to the point.

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4/27/12

NEVER NEVER NEVER! Thats what they told me at my university.

4/27/12

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