Your resume needs to be visually impressive in all aspects including content, format and presentation. Presentation has become the most important feature of many businesses and the same applies to resume writing. In fact, in some industries such as Art, Photography, Modeling and Acting, you will find the “look” of your resume is more important than the general content. A well-crafted resume should appeal to the reader at first glance.
Tips for designing that eye-catching resume:
- The headline of your resume provides your personal information, credentials and contact information. Always ensure your name stands out. To achieve this, get creative with the font options. It is acceptable to use bold, color or script typeface to spice up your name or title area.
- Maintain consistency in the styles heading used to describe various sections. Some common sections include Objective, Education, Work History, Skills, etc. Make sure the font style; size and weight (bold / un-bold) or underline is the same throughout the document.
- Check the order and punctuation of your resume. Most resumes are written in chronological order which means your most recent employment position is at the top followed by the previous employer and so on. If your resume is not easy to follow you will lose the interest of the reader. Additionally, check the spelling and grammar. A great resume shows the employer you care about your work and will in turn display those same characteristics if they were to employ you.
These are a few of the most important actions to complete when you write your resume. Let us take the first step in presenting you to prospective employers by creating the perfect resume. Find out more about our resume writing services at www.rachelsresumes.com.
Rachel Herron is the Principal & Founder of RachelsResumes.com and writes a blog entitled Resume Advice from HR. She has worked as a Human Resource Manager for over ten years specializing in recruiting, interviewing, hiring and orientation. In her role, as a Human Resource Manager, she has come across many job seekers who have a hard time conveying their strengths and abilities well enough on their resumes to land that desired job. Rachel seeks to help people create their personal brand and use it to communicate their talents and successes.
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