A curriculum vitae is supposed to give hiring managers a quick rundown of your mission statement, key areas of strength, scholastic background, and technical skills. Houseful does that and then some.
Having a clean, polished resume is no doubt the best way to market yourself to potential employers or even for grad school applications.
With Houseful, you are able to change the sidebar colors (or keep them the same) and obviously add your own interests and images.
- Alter the opening statement to entice the readers with descriptive buzzwords, and to warm swatches.
- Edit the data of the pie charts by right clicking. Excel will automatically open up and let you set the percentages.
- Expand your amount of hard skills beyond what’s comes in the sample columns, then apply a photo filter to keep everything uniform.
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It looks great on a template and is incredibly flexible in terms of format and whatever I can dream up on a template (I’m looking at you LaTeX!). My old resume, while not bad, was very word-heavy and had a very boring and very telly color scheme.
It saves me 2400 words (vs 4300), it still looks clean despite becoming more complex thanks to paring down job list into “headings” instead of listing everything out in order with bullet points & then descriptions.
No random pictures or designs to distract from just content; simply focused on your accomplishments & goals (which is fantastic when you’re pursuing an obscure industry like mine).
It’s clean, organized, and displays my professional experience in a very visually pleasing way. It also helps that it’s a page guy, as I’m a back-end developer that does a lot of server-side development and is looking to move out of state. He also helped me in creating this and I couldn’t be more pleased.
It saves me 40-50 dollars, (that I can put towards a new template), and it looks great on a pdf.
I wanted to keep it as minimalist as possible while still detailing everything. It also helps that I’m looking to switch careers and be open to new opportunities in the environmental sector. My current cv is a mess, to say the least. It’s 2 pages catered to my marketing studies and journalism education.
The first being practical, since I now have a resume that’s a size and weight few other people (~20) have. My resume has always been on the large size and I constantly get asked what I got that’s so special.
I think it looks clean, stands out, and is very easy to read. It’s not an over-the-top “fancy” kind of font or design. And I think it makes a great statement.
It is intended to be a one-page work-from-home call center resume. It is designed to be highly-customizable. It is designed to be *read quickly*, as I am currently looking for a new job, and usually have a lot on my mind, so the cv appears very bare.
It saves me 4000+ characters from previous versions (I went with 5 pages), it looks more professional than ever before, including adding in bold letters where appropriate(like skills) to give context/help readability. The advice / example given was very thorough — giving specific examples which helped immensely.
It looks so nice, almost like a drawing. It goes nicely with my branding on my business card (I have a picture of me with my business card in the top right corner). My information is in the upper right corner, which is where I want it most.
The previous resume I had, when I got it checked by career help, the recruiter commented on how unprofessional it was and how they wanted me to add more “structure” to it. That was comments 101. Not sure if I can get that tone going for positive, constructive criticism.
My old resume looked like this:And this was just way too much stuff going on, way too many clumped projects, and way too many actual pages with information.
I didn’t want it to look like another job titles in my experience sections. I wanted it to be able to speak for itself. And finally, I didn’t want to arrive at a too wordy or cliche cover letter.
I think templates are nice – no more hunting around for a good one. I think a template makes it easier to insert relevant skills and experiences.
This cv template is extremely conducive to the nature of the jobs I am looking for. #IfMy CV looked like this I would have no problem changing the style. #I like to push the boundaries of what I are “supposed” to do, and this template does that very well.
With this template I can get around 5x more space to talk about my experience without removing valuable experience about my work. And last, I can fit more information on the same amount of space as before.
It’s quick to set up (you don’t even have to worry about that). And it’s got awesome typography. Now, my biggest question. I already had this problem with two resumes I’d been using previously (from years ago).