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!
Use proper margins. 1 inch is fine.
Use a professional/executive summary to pinpoint skills and objectives.
Keep headings clear and maintain consistent formatting.
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.
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.
IV. MORE EXAMPLES & TEMPLATES
Play around with the resume templates below and check out the additional resources for more resume design ideas!
Download – Resume Template 1
Download – ResumeTemplate 2
Download – ResumeTemplate 3
Download – ResumeTemplate 4