If you are anything like me, the layout of your resume looks pretty standard. It’s probably one page, some regular headings amongst a sea of bullet points, has a normal layout etc etc. Unfortunately this is putting us behind the eight ball folks. Now-a-days, people (our competitors) are starting to take a whole new approach to the design and even content of their resume. If us young job-seekers want to get noticed, we have to make our resume really pop
Resumes: The Newest Art Form
Think modern looking layout, witty heading titles, and just an overall new and fresh design that will make your potential employer give your resume a second look. Don’t be intimidated if graphic design is a foreign concept to you. Heck, I can barely change my Twitter background (true story, struggled for about 20 minutes last night…not my proudest moment) and yet I have already started rearranging and updating my resume to somewhat mirror these models. A helpful hint, ask your friends! Graphic design is a growing major and interest field; it is very probable one of your chums would be able to help you along. And if that option comes up empty, resort to Google! I am not above a good old fashion “How to..” Google search and it will really come in clutch for this.
There is another option. If you have the financial means, I would suggest you check out Loft Resumes. While it will cost you around 100 bones, you really are making an investment in your future. You pick a design, send them your content and they make your resume look awesome. Something to maybe consider post-graduation, might be a good thing to ask mom and dad for as a graduation present? Just a thought.
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