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How To Create A Brilliant, Creative Résumé That Distinguishes You From Peers
By Yoon Sann Wong, 04 Jun 2018
A memorable résumé isn’t only about presentation, but also about what’s included inside its contents.
In this helpful career advice piece from Creative Bloq, Nindya Retnasatiti and Jason Arber share 16 professional tips that can help your résumé shine and help you clinch that desired job.
Preview five tips below and access all the valuable 16 pro pointers on Creative Bloq.
1. Avoid using a word processor
If you’re applying for a creative job, a mundane layout born from Microsoft Word isn’t the best way to go.
There are free, eye-catching résumé templates available online that will help you stand out from the crowd easily. Alternatively, use InDesign or Illustrator to whip up something more personalized.
Serve up the finished résumé in PDF as this is the best cross-platform format for your potential employer’s viewing.
2. Select fonts wisely
When it comes to your résumé, legibility is definitely more vital than trendiness.
If you’re unsure about what font to use, check out these résumé fonts that make the best impressions and worst impressions on employers, as shared by designers.
3. Consider the use of color
Different résumé templates exude different vibes. The introduction of color to your résumé can help reflect your personality and interests.
For example, this free black-and-white graphical résumé template by Fay Zodiac with its monochromatic layout will form a different perception in its receiver as compared to this free minimalist, two-toned résumé template via Graphic Pear.
4. Be concise and to-the-point
Don’t include your life story inside your résumé; potential employers won’t have time to read this. Ensure that the content is brief and easy to digest from the recipient’s point of view.
Ideally, your résumé should fit into one side of an A4 piece of paper, or at most, two sides. Remember to include links to your online portfolio if you have one.
5. Include correct and vital information
Basic background and contact details should always be provided, such as your full name, phone number, email address, and URL of your online portfolio.
This is followed by your work experience and education, with the most recent appearing at the top. Remember to indicate the dates, job titles and brief background about your work experience.
Continue reading the remaining 11 helpful résumé tips on Creative Bloq.
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