Sedona is a modern resume & cover letter design template for word… and it seriously looks like it was straight up made in a fancy program like photoshop or illustrator. Your name is set in two differently sized typefaces at the upper left corner above a classic circular headshot photo, and a series of beige horizontal lines introduces the profile of your resume.
The light, grid patterned background column design, mixed with the lively orange icons, makes sure your diverse work experience shines through.
Modify the lovely sidebar text to include your contact info, job title and mission statement.
Experiment with the shaded circles and infographics to make sure your skills are visually suggestive.
Once you’re all done, print it in high-resolution to include with your next job application or go ‘save as’ PDF to send as an attachment if its through email.
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First off, while reading up on various opinions online about resumes & cover letters being essentially one big list which gets scanned by software before ever seeing human eyesI could see that making hiring managers very interested in your credentials if you’re good at getting noticed.
it fits in 1 page unlike most that are 2 pages or more It is easy to read because there isn’t much text jumping around The header looks good compared with other templates i’ve seen which can be either too busy (excessively so even considering an art background), clunky looking etc.
Mainly because it looks so nice as printed on either A4 paper (which i have been told will get very choppy/unfocused) or 8-1 text size font – which is what most desktop computers come with nowadays.
It is aesthetically pleasing, something I really struggle with.
My previous resume has a bit too much text. This one is much cleaner. I like the ability to quickly review it and see what it is I’m working on with little explanation.
There is a lot more whitespace than my previous resume, which was just a list of skills. This means my resume looks a lot more enjoyable to read, and maybe that’s what they were going for. Instead of a single line of my previous cv, the new one fits two full lines.
I like the way it looks, my eye catching fonts, and the way the small size (1fits perfectly on my Dell 27″ screen).
It looks clean, organized, and focuses on the most important aspects of my job history. It’s minimal, yet plenty of things can be added. I’m looking for additional details, tips, and tricks you can give to make my cv stand out from the crowd. Thanks in advance. I hope this helps someone!P. S.
It uses a simple format — just the name, address, and phone number were changed. This is helpful since a lot of my job applications focus on just my professional experience, which is different than my educational experience. It also helps avoid potential questions about why I chose to major in English instead of, say, Nursing or Psychology.
I think the first and foremost is the way it looks chronologically, instead of in order of content. This is important because I often end up applying to jobs in sort of reverse order, since I have the most recent experience in (and probably most recent job title) first.
My old resume was just a mess, and I think this new one will get me more interviews than my old resume ever did.
My previous resume was a mess, with old, outdated and very cluttered with information.
It’s clean – an aesthetic that dates back to ancient Egypt (I’m in Europe). Since most resumes are cluttered with junk from years past it was important finding something minimal & comfortable.
I like how this template creates a baseline that all my resumes connect to without becoming super flashy. The use of horizontal lines to create a unified feel is a good choice, as is using a baseline color (not a splash of grey) for all the text.
After researching online, I found out that a lot of templates are based off of this very simple template. My guess is that when you design a new template from scratch, you tend to use a lot more white space and fill the document with as much content as you can.
I think the way it looks is very clean – no overused colors or templates that don’t work. It’s not “fancy” at all.I think the template allows me to get around some of the traditional “rock, paper, scissors” resume rules.
It’s absolutely stunning to look at I can customize it to individual job posts without gutting it It abides by the minimalist rule It’s simple and doesn’t oversell my skills etc
It’s simple and clean, yet eye-catching. It’s nice and all black and white makes for a nice aesthetic.My old resume was very cramped, with a lot of crap that didn’t need to be there. This one is virtually blank.
It looks clean – in a “modern” CV layout, it is not uncommon to see a layout with a little color involved. The main text is dark blue, accent colors are dark blue, and headers are dark gray. It is not black, which often appears as a dark gray on a cv.
It follows the Kaplan cv guide almost verbatim, which is nice. Since most jobs in my field don’t require a college degree, this cv reflects that and is professional without being flamboyant. It includes my professional experience which is great for getting past filters. It includes my educational experience which is top notch.
I like how clean it is, yet still “flashy”.I’m actually proud of how my work history has progressed from my first job out of college, which was a small-time bookstorekeeper to working as a content creator for a major online media company.
First of all, I think it looks nice and is extremely readable. I think it’s visually appealing.
My old resume was just a plain black and white, two column version of this template. It wasn’t graphics or photos and it was literally JUST my job description in black and white.
First off it looks very clean (no sketchy borders or unnecessary points) Second is that since most jobs will only have you list technical experience & skills they don’t focus on your overall project management mindset which in turn allows me to showcase more projects / responsibilities with less words as well while still getting across what i’m tryingto get Across.
It’s clean, uncluttered, and aesthetically pleasing without being too over the top. My old resume grew to two pages long unwieldy at two pages. I’m also wondering if I should leave my early jobs out. They’re not pertinent to business anyway (grumpy bartender and mournful OAP).
Most CVs I see nowadays are extremely short, and most don’t actually tell you anything about their professional life. This makes me think that some job seekers just don’t know what they are doing.
I think the blue pops – not to mention it looks great in electronic applications and is bold and unique. I think the one-column format is very readable, and also very consistent from one page to the next without any gaps.
First off, it is simple, which is always a plus. It’s also designed to be readable and insightful with clear information. It’s minimalist, to a point, and that’s a good thing. It’s also diverse. It’s a good thing, no matter what industry you’re in.
I noticed an error in the previous resume – I put the wrong company/position/date. I’ve already corrected it now. Next, I noticed that a lot of the duties were kind of all over the place, and thus messed up as well.