Blue Bell begins with a very prominent header to showcase your name and initials, using a font size that guarantees your resume won’t get lost in that big stack of candidates.
It comes in a core-functional format by default, housing the bulk of your details in two side-by-side columnsƒ??both invisible, meaning no border separationƒ??giving it a clean finish without getting too fancy.
Completely crafted in MS Word, we used a full page elaborate table to organize your sections neatly & incredibly easy to edit.
Below is a snapshot of the invisible gridlines shown in word to help you paste in your power words without having to guess how the table is formatted.
We suggest using brief descriptions under your various experience to keep it all on one page. If you’ve had a bunch of jobs over the years and can’t fit it all, there are two and three page identical versions in the download bundle.
An important fact to consider is what they call the six second rule; meaning recruiters only glance at each resume for 6 seconds when deciding to throw it on the yes” pile or not. Although this is a relatively old tactic used by HR departments, you may want to consider it when listing 8 or 9 previous employers. Food for thought.
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I can’t figure out a boring, plain format for it. No matter what I do, it just looks too spaced out/cute/fancy for my needs.
It looks clean and modern, like I wanted it to look. I got so tired of writing each bullet point for each of my past positions, that I decided to condense them into a single paragraph where appropriate. I wanted to do something a little different for my most recent position, that I hope shows a little more personality than my other positions.
I hope you guys like it as well. I had to put my name and contact info at the top since the template didn’t come with a header.
That is to say: there are some details that need telling only after they have been edited out anyway (because let’s be honest here we all make rookie mistakes). It follows generally useful guidelines in minimizing space waste.
It saves me literally tons of time – I don’t have to worry about adjusting the size or font or anything – and it looks great.
It allows me to fit all relevant info onto 1 page (as was suggested by another user) it has better descriptions than what i had before which helped improve things(specifically describing strengths etc. )I decided not include skills section as even with limited experience in some fields like Java SHakes development that isn’t exactly related – so no points towards IT industry or anything fancy.
My old resume was NEARLY two pages, and I was concerned that it was way too unbalanced for anyone to look at (besides my mom, who couldn’t read)My new resume is just one page.
It allows me to put my education first if I want to; seeing as I’m still a student, and my experience comes from courses I’ve taken so far in my HS career. since I’m applying to entry level jobs, I feel like it’s pretty vital that my CV shows that I’m adaptable and can perform in different situations.
My old resume looked like a generic resume, and was just a messy mess of many of my college jobs. This new resume, I think, is much more professional, and stands out from the crowd. The first thing everyone will notice is the new font.
Quick review: it’s clean ,simple & professional (don’t worry about how “modern” you are in 2017 ;)). There’s no tablespace filler items to bog things down even more than they already were.
It’s a lot easier to read/scan. it’s much less cramped up on one page. Third, it feels like it’s a better representation of what I’ve done.
It saves me from having to put together SO many resumes — all those bullet points would take up an entire page! Instead OF course it gives us bullets. And then there are descriptive words at help spots so we know exactly what they’re going on about (I can already tell you that job “A” was in reference cell A.
The style of this resume is very visually appealing, and that’s something that I care a lot about. I think it’s easier to customize than resumes from cv builders too.
I think the template is very clean and minimal, which is something I’m always struggling with. I think the template does an excellent job of not making my experience about me. I think recruiters will go straight to the summary instead of reading my bullet points and I think that’s a good thing.
It’s a LOT cleaner than my previous version, which was a clusterfuck of different files all over the place. It’s just one big text file with dates & locations contained within.I feel like now that I have a template to work off of, I can get to work on the content much more quickly.
I think ( it’s visually appealing, and I don’t think there’s a better way to start than with a good looking template. It also helps that the company I work for is a growing company, and they typically have a plethora of different looks and styles.
It looks very clean and modern. It stands out from the rest of the collateral in the pile. It’s a good length. Most importantly, it presents me as a professional, not a frat boy. I think this is really, really important.
I like how this template is minimalistic – everything is in one page, and that one page is easily printable. No more thinking “if I add this, my resume will be TOO full”. No more filling up your resume with irrelevant (to the potential employer) experience. Print it up, fill it with content, and be done.
First off, I **hate** having to write or show my job history. I want to say the least amount of stuff I have accomplished or accomplished respect to my job. My old resume just has job duties – I don’t have to show my history, and it shows a lazy eye.
The first is that I know that once I send in my resume via email/the standard quickdoi, there is going to be an extra header in the email that is not there when I print it out. The template does allow me to format my college experience section in a more traditional manner, which I have done here.
Minimalism is good. It looks good. Minimize text. “Experience” functions have been eliminated. Now I can actually write about what I did, instead of a paragraph of “I did such and such on such and such. ” This also helps with ATS.
It looks like I’ve actually organized things a bit, rather than being haphazardly thrown things together. Also, since I’ve been doing my job for a while, I know it reasonably well, and can spot a fake or poorly done resume easily.
It is visually appealing as well as functional. Once you’re pasted into Word, you can edit it anytime you want. This is very important if you’re applying to professions (like law) where you may be passed over if you apply too soon (like after the interview).