A Designer’s Guide to Your Resume Makeover

before-and-after-resume

You don’t have to be a designer to have a visually beautiful resume.
Sure you’ve got the content and experiences down, but sometimes it just takes a little visual tweaking to make your resume that much more impressive.

Just follow a couple simple design guidelines (formatting, font, color) and watch your resume come alive!

I. FORMATTING

Use proper margins.  1 inch is fine.

Use a professional/executive summary to pinpoint skills and objectives.

Keep headings clear and maintain consistent formatting.

resume-example3

source : CV parade

 

II. FONT + TYPOGRAPHY

Use a simple, standard font.

Or two compatible fonts (one for headings, one for body text).
Check out http://www.typegenius.com/ for examples of font pairings that work!

Use 10-12 point font depending on length.

The example below shows how using a Serif font (ie. Times New Roman) and Sans Serif font (ie. Arial) can help heighten visual clarity in an existing formatting structure.

resume-example1

source: Etsy

 

III. COLOR

Pick one color to use as a highlighter for headings.

Don’t use more than two colors, as it will be more distracting than helpful in maintaining visual clarity.

https://color.adobe.com/

resume-example2

sources: Behance

 

IV. MORE EXAMPLES & TEMPLATES

Play around with the resume templates below and check out the additional resources for more resume design ideas!

Resume_Template1

Download – Resume Template 1


 

Resume_Template2Download – ResumeTemplate 2


 

 

Resume_Template3

Download – ResumeTemplate 3


 

Resume_Template4

Download – ResumeTemplate 4


Additional Resume Sample Templates
Recommended programs: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, or Microsoft Word

sources: BuzzFeed, Resume Templates, Pinterest

 

 

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