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Mistakes You Should Avoid On Your Résumé
By Yap Yen, 11 Jun 2015
CV by Raj, creative but hard to read
We have previously provided tips to create an amazing design résumé and a list of fonts to use on it.
Quartz has provided a comprehensive guide on the mistakes you should avoid when doing up your résumé. Consulting professors Alexander Tochilovsky and Cara Di Edwardo from the Cooper Union School of Art in New York City, they conclude that a résumé is not solely about the typography, but also about the format, medium and audience.
Layout is very important when designing a résumé and there must be a balance between information and white space. Also, since recruiters are spending merely six seconds scanning your résumé before making a decision on whether to move forward or not, you should design your résumé for speed reading.
As a designer, you will need to resist the temptation to make your résumé overly creative. As a business document, a résumé should follow a straightforward layout, while you can wow your employers with your portfolio.
As for typography, you need to know that some larger companies might use scanning software to convert data from your résumé to their database, so you may want to stick to Helvetica or other standard PC fonts. However, you can always browse sites like , which organize their collection by use.
Head over here to read on.
Adobe’s collection of fonts for résumés
[via Quartz, image via rajkamal aich]
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