Help me design a great résumé, please?
April 12, 2012 8:54 AM Subscribe
Résumé design advice needed! Details within.
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (18 answers total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
I'm updating my wife's and my résumé, and it's been quite a while since either of us have looked for work. (10+ years for both of us -- we're both in our late 30's.) I work in a creative marketing field. She handles logistics and event planning for a non-profit.
Our old resumes were a very simple, straightforward format: All black text, descriptions and bulleted text for responsibilities / accomplishments. In an age of LinkedIn and high competition, is that still the best way to go? Or should we be doing something flashier?
I see sites that design spectacular-looking resumes, and I think I can do something like that myself. But while I would like to create a resume that stands out, I'm afraid of detracting / distracting from the content.
Any advice you can offer regarding formatting, style, what to or not to include, or simply what you think makes a résumé memorable and its owner a desirable job candidate would be hugely appreciated. Thank you!