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With my international clients, the fact that
they have worked, studied, lived, or traveled abroad strengthens
their credentials for international jobs. Therefore, placing the
geographic location of their work experience or schooling in a prominent
location can be to their advantage.
Other times, it is only part of the overall design
of the information. However, making it prominent does give it more
importance, whether that was the intention or not.
When you really want the geographic locations
of your past experience--or anything else on your resume--to stand
out, the easiest way to accomplish that is to make them flush right
or to place them in the left-hand column of the resume. Another
alternative is to tab to a fixed place on the page for each location,
All of the samples in this section will cause
problems with a scanner, since they create multiple columns or place
text in usual places, which confuses the OCR software. To avoid
this, tuck the place names up against the text and use bold or italics
to make them stand out instead.
From Designing the Perfect Resume, by Pat Criscito.
Copyright 2000. Reprinted by arrangement with Barron's
Educational Series, Inc.