Resume Rubric (weighted)
BU113: Critical Thinking and Communication in Business

CRITERIA
 


 

3.9-3 
 

2.9-2
 

1.9-1 
 


RAW
Score


WEIGHT


TOTAL


COMMENTS

Format/
Layout

The resume consistently follows formatting guidelines for length, layout, spacing, and alignment.  Format and layout make the resume exceptionally attractive, drawing attention to the content, and enhancing readability.

Formatting guidelines for length, layout, spacing, and/or alignment are almost always followed.  1-2 problems in format and layout, but readability and attractiveness are not affected. 

Formatting is repeatedly inconsistent in length, layout, spacing, and/or alignment, reducing readability and attractiveness.

Formatting guidelines for length, layout, spacing, and/or alignment are not followed, making the resume unattractive or hard to read.

 

X 2

 

 

Style

The fonts are consistent and easy to read.  Font size varies appropriately for headings and text. Use of font styles (italic, bold, underline) is used consistently and improves readability.

The fonts are consistent and easy to read.  Font size varies appropriately for headings and text.

Fonts are not used consistently, varying in style and size and making the text difficult to read.

No consistency in fonts.  A wide variety of fonts, styles and point sizes was used.

 

X 1

 

 

Content

The resume includes all necessary items (headings) and follows guidelines consistently (e.g. objective, action verbs, dates,, places). Relevant education and experience substantiate position sought and are presented in reverse chronological order.

Almost all necessary items are included and guidelines are followed for the most part.  1-2 errors in presentation of the content (e.g. objective, dates/places, action verbs, use of reverse chronological order). Relevant education and experience mostly support position sought.

Several  necessary content items are missing or there are several errors in presentation (e.g. objective, dates, places, actions verbs or use of reverse chronological order). Relevant education and experience provide little support for position sought.

Presentation of content contains many errors or omissions, e.g. in the use of chronological order, action verbs, objective, dates, places, etc. Position sought is not supported by relevant education and experience.

 

X 3

   

Grammar/
Vocabulary

The resume uses accurate English grammar and vocabulary (word forms, word choice).  Action verbs are consistently used in past tense. There are 1-3 errors in the use of English grammar and vocabulary (word forms, word choice).  Action verbs are almost always used in past tense. There are 4-5 errors in English grammar and vocabulary (word forms, word choice).  Action verbs are often not used in past tense. There are more than 5 errors in English grammar and vocabulary (word forms, word choice).  Action verbs are usually not used in past tense.   X 2

 

 
Mechanics (Spelling,  Punctuation/
Capitalization)
There are no errors in spelling, punctuation, or capitalization in the resume. There are 1-3 errors in spelling, punctuation, or capitalization in the resume. There are 4-5 errors in spelling, punctuation, or capitalization in the resume. There are more than 5 errors in spelling, punctuation, capitalization in the resume.   X 2    

TOTAL SCORE

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2006 Christine Bauer-Ramazani, Saint Michael's College; last modified: December 19, 2012