T he art of a good resume gets literal
To make your resume stand out, did you ever print it on colored paper? Maybe sprayed a little perfume on it? Or pulled a crazy stunt to get the boss’ attention? For those in the thick of the job hunt, submitting a resume online may mean competing against hundreds of applicants. But to stand out nowadays, you don’t have to put up a billboard in Times Square.
We love these examples of creative and non-traditional resume designs that not only look great, there are actual eye-tracking studies on resumes that determine how to organize the content of a resume effectively. The key areas to call out include:
- Previous title and company
- Current start and end dates
- Previous start and end dates
So now gone are the days of boring Helvetica, text-packed, left-justified (and did we mention boring?) resumes. The non-traditional route breaks the barriers of the justified page layout by adding multiple columns, color, and cool typography. Have a little fun with it – after all, design is an important element in any and all business. Some HR rep somewhere will certainly be thankful you did.
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