Boring, unexcited, lame, lack luster, plain. These are some adjectives that explain some of the responses that some say when they look at resumes. In today’s competitive market, there is an ever increasing need for your unique professional value to stand out as you seek job and career changes. You are encouraged to use all available tools when conveying to hiring managers that you are the one for the job.
Especially if you are in a creative profession (the arts, graphic design, child care, education, etc), you can expound your creativity in many ways on your resume. Consider these three ways to change your resumes appearance:
1. Format Your Resume:
Utilize the tools available within microsoft word and add a line; dash; image or logo You may want to use various bullets or headings to highlight your skills as well.
2. Colorize Your Resume:
Based on your profession, it is a nice addition to a resume to include color throughout. You may want to colorize your name, your brand and your job titles through out your resume. If you are a manager, a nice strong blue accent is good. If you are more daring creative type, a nice orange accents your messages on your resume. Test it out and see if a nice, color splash helps your resume to shine in a unique manner!
3. Give Your Resume a Theme:
You can complement a company’s interest by giving your resume a theme. If applying for jobs with Google, it would be a great attention getter by using the Google logo or other graphic images for your profession on your resume next to your email address. Go to Google images at https://images.google.com/images.
A school teacher may want to use a ruler with the letters of the alphabet on their resume.
Be certain that your creative resume is not used in traditional environments, as it may not be well received. For
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