Very rarely does a simple layout work. Whether it’s a college freshman, or just out of college, going with a resume with a right amount of graphics can influence whoever’s reading it in a powerful way.
- Alter the navy blue accents to switch to a varying shade. Don’t forget the square-shaped bullets either. Next, insert you previous employer locations on the right of your work experience to specify exactly who you’ve worked for, and throw in your salary history beside each of them too. Present yourself differently than you ever have before by filling in the working balance pie charts below.
- Don’t be afraid to remove the decorative elements, lines, or add some thickness to the borders for some finishing detail.
Include your degree and major, the name of the school you’re applying to and the location of the school in the header of your resume. If you have a limited amount of work experience, you can include links to your social media profiles and professional websites instead.
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I’m not quite sure how to show a range of experience since I’ve only had one internship.
It looks so professional, it’s like a strip of confidence has come over me. I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished, and I know it will stand out in a nice folder by itself.The first thing you’ll notice is that I’ve tried to concise it down to a single page.
I don’t have a resume that’s got lots of garbage on it.The text is not centered on the page. This is the first time I’ve tried to follow a template that didn’t require me to put my name on the top of every line.
My old resume was just a list of job duties. It was a simple format, and I though it looked very “black and white”. My new resume breaks the “traditional” resume format by using a left panel and right panel.
First off it makes me feel like i’m making meaningful connections with employers by presenting them what they’re missing – namely myself. And while aesthetics might not be your thing column wise: The style is clean without being cluttered.
I think the 3D look is amazing for a business student, especially one in corporate America. It’s eye-catching, and the type of style that can make you stand out even among 1000 other candidates. The template is aesthetically pleasing, and the text size is nice, not too small or big.
It eliminates the need to list previous jobs & companies; something which, based on my experiences, has resulted in many, many, MANY spelling mistakes. Using white space and font size sparingly (I’m particularly obsessive about this), it looks very clean & crisp.
It saves me literally minutes from having to fiddle with my old resume (I’m sorry I was not paying attention), and it looks very clean and is easy to read. I hope this helps someone.
I never really understood why anyone would print their resumes to begin with (I know, way more polite of me). With that said, I really like the idea of being able to use my background as a visual storyteller.
It allows me to show professional growth even though my experience has been random and patchy over the years. the template allows me to put *everything* out there: education, skills, projects/interests, including my *personal projects*, which is often important when I’m looking for a remote job.
It looks clean unlike many other ones that look like they were designed in Microsoft Word! The info architecture is also very good — easy to read/parse with room left overfor tagging & keywords if needed.
There is a lot more whitespace, it’s not an absolute cliche “page 2” layout, and the text sizes are bigger so they’re easier to read (bigger font sizes look much better than small font sizes).
I didn’t want to do a normal, boring, summary cv. I wanted something exciting and bold. I wanted my personality (if that even counts) to really shine through. So, my new template has a large picture of me in the upper left corner, followed by large text in a white color.
When you open the file, you get a nice minimalist template with just a black background. It really stands out! If you download the file, you’ll see what I mean. The text is all very simple (just your name, contact info, education, and experience) so it’s easy to read.
It is very easy to read/follow/maintain. It allows me to show you my projects right on the resume itself, which could not be displayed very well in the old format. In the old format, I had a very long, drag-on, list of skills that I didn’t think were relevant.
No wasting space with margins or extra crap that doesn’t really matter; just straight forward text on top which is easy to read even in an ATS environment (although there isn’t much job specific content anyways).
It’s nice to see a little bit of variety goes on in this industry.
It’s clean and minimal, yet still interesting and beautiful. I can add more color if I want to (I’ve gone back and forth between black and white and red/pale green).
It’s a “dramatic style”, basically like a comic sans storyboard. This is an attempt to make my resume stand-out in a bad way while still being readable. I’m trying to make the dates more significant.
It’s clean: no more ugly border or empty areas that grab attention like they did with all those “fun” crazy margins on top.
It’s beautiful! The background image is also modulated to fit with various thumbnails (in black & white) set within lines that are spaced out nicely on top; making sure there isn’t any gaps or heavily ‘cluttered’ look.
It’s very easy on the eyes, and doesn’t require the typical grandiose depiction of one’s self that many of the industry “professionals” I’ve been talking to seem to suggest.
I didn’t have to cut and paste my previous resume to get the size and formatting I wanted. I didn’t have to worry about my wording and whether it was appropriate.
First off, being a Structural Engineer, I know that you should minimize columns and maximum space fill as much as possible. from the looks of it, it looks like it’s been cleaned up a lot.
It’s a LOT cleaner than my previous one. it’s totally tailored to Australian job marketing. And third, it’s A LOT smaller than the previous one was (I was making that one by hand).
First off, it is elegant – in an Art deco kind off not just boring old functional style (which i think are both bad). It looks like any other normal modern day.
It’s very readable. I suspect many of my clients might be able to tell that I’m not white and I’m probably not middle eastern. it’s very easy to skim. Since I’m using a basic template, I can move on to the next page with just a glance.
First off it’s super minimalist – just your name/contact info over an aqua color background with heading rules (no columns or horizontal lines).
I didn’t know how to properly show the years I spent at my first job. I’m confident in my descriptions.
I think it looks professional, and in a good way. I think it stands out, and doesn’t become bland and unimpressive with time. Third, I think it’s clean and contains all the important info.
It’s very clean, organized, and comfortable to read. It even saved me from customizing the font/size/style too much. I personally felt it was very “Windows-y”, with all those large boxes, and really repetitive– until I got a good set of specs for my Layout, and got it down to a single page.
I don’t like the previous one because it was too plain, and the headlines always looked silly when there was just text all over the place. This one looks clean and aesthetic, and the headings are in fact visually appealing.
It saves me 2400+ characters to add words (I don’t want people / companies thinking im an immigrant that came here almost 2 decades ago!) Instead if:My name – John DoeAddressCity/StatePhone numberemail_____@gmail.
I’m really fond of the way it looks, it’s clean and minimalist. I think the fact that I worked in a handful of different countries is important for a finance major. I worked in the US, UK, and then Middle Eastern countries, all of which have their own strict standards and etiquette.
My old one was very basic with no real design elements put in (such as awesome parallax backgrounds) while these ones are so nice looking that it just makes me want to press enter!I’m mainly worried about two things.
It’s beautiful as all get out! It gets smaller file sizes nice & small while fitting every i pixel without messing up appearance or wasting space in an awkward way. (that last bit is key)–The old one was just weird looking with random fonts/size — no true minimalism there at least.
It is very simple to read (from an engineering POV), it follows western stylesize in font size throughout without being too busy or overwhelming IMO.
My old resume looked very bland, and didn’t seem professional in any way. The word wall between the different job positions was a major culprit for my old resume’s downfall. This new template is far less messy, and looks far more professional.
I think the first is that it looks clean, and is uncluttered. The little checking boxes for job locations are also a nice touch.
It’s professional, which is important if I want to move up in the world of maturational nursing. I don’t want to go back to those generic CV’s I seem to see everywhere. Third, it gives me very specific details.
It’s much easier to edit in Word than in PDF form It’s much easier to edit legibly in Word than in a PDF form I can edit the headings and company name in order to make it look more professional. The content is only a small part of the page to make it look cleaner.
I’m not some famous designer like most of you. This cv is very simple in terms of design, which is something I’m very proud of.
1 – It’s a template, which is sort of hard to do these days since you can’t just type in text. 2 – It gives me a place to start looking for a job quickly without having to worry about whether my experience is even worth putting on there.
I didn’t want to do a line-by-line of my previous resumes: I want my new resume to look nice, and I want the eye catching header to grab the reader (I used a reverse chronological order). I’m tired of doing the same ol’ “job description” descriptions over and over again.