Colors and Visual Elements…. Worth the Hassle?

Sometimes if you want a little visual appeal all you have to do is use a little color. I always recommend using color in your resume’s professional section, especially when it’s relevant and appropriate for the job you are applying for. A simple color in your professional section can help to emphasize your current skills and also your future career goals. For example, you might use a bright color like red on your resume to show your experience and skills in accounting, but you could also use a dark color like gray or blue to emphasize your experience and skills in management.

You can use color in your resume to help add emphasis to certain sections, such as your professional section, education section or accomplishments section. Consider using color in your contact information, which can help to make your resume more professional.

Another way to add color to your resume is to use infographics, such as graphs or charts, that show your accomplishments and other data. These types of visual elements can help to make your resume more visually appealing and can help to direct attention to key parts of your resume.

Quite often, adding graphics will show employers how you can help their company or organization. For example, if you are applying for a job within a company that is currently hiring a data analyst, you could use your resume to explain how your experience as a data analyst has helped the company increase its productivity.

Visual resumes are becoming increasingly popular, and they can be an effective way to highlight your skills and experience while also reducing the overall size of your resume.