Margins

Margins

When it comes to computers and ATSs, even a 0.1-inch OR 0.25-centimeter difference is critical from a computer perspective and is considered different. You might need to check that your margins are consistent, and test using different types of settings. 

Here's a link to help you double-check your margins when using Microsoft Word: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/change-margins-da21a474-99d8-4e54-b12d-a8a14ea7ce02
For Word Documents- 
To check your margins, before converting your resume to PDF format:
  1. Click "Layout" on the toolbar. 
  2. Select the "Margins" dropdown arrow.
  3. Select margins with the same top/bottom and left/right margins OR select "Custom margins"
  4. If you chose "Custom Margins," make sure the margins you create are between 0.55-1.5 OR 1.3-3.8 centimeters (no larger or smaller) 

For Google Documents- 

To check your margins, before converting your resume to PDF format:

  1. Click "File" on the toolbar. 
  2. Select the "Page Layout" on the dropdown.
  3. Make sure your margins are consistent on top/bottom and left/right margins.
  4. Margins need to be between 0.55-1.5 inches OR 1.3-3.8 centimeters (no larger or smaller). 

Indentation 

Computers and ATS will also read indentation as margins. Therefore, if your indentation is not consistent you may be flagged for inconsistent margins by Quinn or instantly rejected by an ATS. 
For Word Documents - 
To check your indentation, before converting your resume to PDF format:
  1. Click "Layout" on the toolbar. 
  2. Locate "Indent" below. 
  3. Verify that the left and right indents are the same. 
  4. If these values are not the same or "0" then you will be flagged for inconsistent margins. 
For Google Documents- 

To check your indentation, before converting your resume to PDF format:

  1. Click "Help" on the toolbar.
  2. Search "Indentation" and select "Indentation options."
  3. Verify that the left and right indents are the same. 
  4. If these values are not the same or "0" then you will be flagged for inconsistent margins. 

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