Sometimes the point of thinking outside of the box is is to spread your qualifications to the limits of every box. Sort of. Akhara showcases an applicant’s talents more effectively than most.
Left white text overlays appear as headings for your employment history and their descriptions are in the same columns underneath. The start and completion dates’ typeface is situated in yellow are there to further accent the table as a whole.
The sharp, wonderful boxes provide clear division between the corresponding sections… each of which sporting a different background color. It provides plenty of space for 3 or 4 more sections if you’re an older worker, or a job seeker over 55 with a ton of unrelated job experience.
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I don’t like how wordy my resume is, so this is a first for me. And finally, this new resume is much shorter, which is good for ATS.
I noticed a lack of templates/colors and the ones I’ve seen look very color-bars-y, not mine. I wanted to use a simple template to not get in trouble with the design rules of the corporation where I work.
Almost like a comic book or novel-like style. Second – It’s a functional resume. I don’t have a huge block of text explaining everything I did at my last position.
The first is the way it plays with different font sizes to make the text look smaller or bigger, depending how I put it. The second is that it makes my experience sound so much more awesome – because if I did say that, it would definitely sound like BS! I’m really not trying to deceive anybody, I just really want to sell myself.
It’s very easy to read/follow a lot of text without looking at the document. I can see where I’m going wrong much faster because I don’t have to go back and check every word. It saves a lot of space.
It uses a simplified serif font that I find attractive on the page. The bullet points are well designed and create a clear narrative with each bullet. Third, the type size is 10, which is bigger than most templates which usually use size 8.
I think the design looks nice and is eye-catching. I think it’s very functional.Third, I think it’s a very good way of handling space on a resume.
I think it looks professional. Also, the cv designer has done an amazing job. The colors are bold and the whole template is very readable. I like that it’s based on a classic style. Most resumes I’ve seen lately are very stylized and I feel like that wont work in my favour.
I think it looks very clean and minimalistic, something that says “I know a little bit about pretty much everything, so I’m not wasting your time with a wall of text, and I’m even wasting some time proving that I’m capable of learning more.
I had a few issues I was running into when writing my resume though were:- Avoiding using the entire “skills” section in my “work experience” section. I have seen much worse. I wanted to keep it simple and competitive.
I think it looks very clean on paper, unlike some of the other ones I’ve seen. I think it functions well. Most templates I’ve seen just feel like my experience is just shoved in there,”Give me a job”).
It looks great on a number of devices, it’s simple and clean, and it’s imaginative and different. It also happens to be 100% compatible with iWork’s Pages app, which I think is a huge plus.
It is simple, clean, focuses on the primary tools that I have at my disposal (WORD, Excel, and STATA) and isn’t suffused with color.
It looks great on a black and white or grayscale monitor. It’s easy to skim (no tables) and still retain its structure. My previous resume was a 2 column, multiple page, text-only mess.
No excessive use of colors or graphics whatsoever (at least as far white text). It follows some pretty strict principles:It is always verticalThere are no tabs in horizontal rule3 )The same font size throughout4 using numerals not bars to break up sections5 & 6.
I don’t like how wordy my resume was, and second, this cv has an amazing 1-page layout.
My old resume was NEARLY full in color and looked like it was done in MSword. With this one, I was able to minimize that, and keep things very brief and to the point. My name is large and bolded.
You don’t want to put a bunch of crap on your resume that makes you look unprofessional. I like the new clean template. You don’t want a fancy looking, poorly written resume that will make or break you, while showing that you spent months in college.
It saves me 4000+ characters to how do list out all those job roles instead thin it down with non-relevant stuff (working in academia). Character count is high because most needed are communication skills, technical knowledge etc., so more *experience* = better.
First is that it looks so clean – no more bossy old-fashioned columns! Secondly there are lines underneath every heading which gives each line an air about its own “personality”.
My old resume looked like a wall of text, and it wasn’t clear what I did or what my skills are. My new resume is very concise, using the “3-2-1 Rule” to keep it’s length short and its’ content clear.
I didn’t know a better way to start the document. I like the fact that it’s a one page format. Finally, I think it’s aesthetically pleasing.
My old one was just too wordy (and less visually appealing), which is why i went with something simpler/more modern – at least until people start looking over it ;)My main reason to change careers from Engineering & Technology into Marketing / Communication work related stuff involves seing how quickly money can make you feel like quitting on me after attaining years in these roles.
1 – It’s simple.2 – It’s clean.3 – It’s straight to the point.4 – It’s not terribly many words.5 – It’s specific.I have read many posts here, and even watched a few Videos on how to write a great resume. With all that said, I did find one thing that really bugs me though.
I don’t like the previous experience bullet points that are worded like this *Worked on identifying and eliminating user account issues. *Where I want it to sound better *Identified and eliminated user account issues. *and this *Worked on identifying and eliminating user account issues.
This template makes it easy to switch from a fancier layout (which I prefer) to a more simplistic one (which I don’t mind). This template allows me to showcase the data from my jobs more effectively, since the job description and my experience are combined into one.
It’s so simple; so clean. Every line is either a clear, easy-to-follow step, or a visual pun that adds a little pop. because it’s so clean, it fits perfectly on one (ok, two) pages.
It makes me feel like I’m actually helping my chances when I submit my resume, because it makes them pop (not like for every other generic resume, where it’s just a bland wall of text). Also, it helps with readability.
It’s very organized – each section is either presented one at a time, or presented with a descriptive title, and all the information is presented in a very clear, easy-to-parse format. I like how it’s formatted – it was inspired by some other resumes I saw here, and I think it works very well.
This cv template is PERFECT. I wanted one that was simple, and yet. Oh so stylish. This template includes a section for me to summarize my career history. Now I know some people frown on this.