Somehow in this crazy world we are picked out of hundreds maybe thousands of candidates when applying for a job by a few pages. Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t think there is something wrong with the way it’s done, I just think we should up our game a bit to portray our personality through these few papers not only does it make you stand out, but it allows the other company to see if you would be a good fit in their company just by looking at your résumé.
So here are a few tips to create that Master Résumé…
The main task of a graphic designer is to communicate, creating that beautiful design (whatever it may be) to “speak” to their target audience through visual or written content.
That is exactly what you want to accomplish with your résumé design. Make it communicate not only using words, but by visual content as well, like photos and such.
Here are is an example of a good design, simple, clean and visually attractive. Heck I would hire this guy.
Personalize your CV.
Make it your own, display your content or the info you want the reader to see in your own way, make it unique, you are one of a kind, so shine that wonderful you through to the people that will be receiving this magnificence.
Keep it short
We live in a mad world where information passes quickly, we don’t spend a lot of time reading, we would rather look at one beautiful picture that’s worth a thousand words, or watch a video, maybe listen to a podcast. We don’t always have the time to sit and read, especially the people going through hundreds of candidates applying for that same position you have your eye on. So keep it short, I know there is a lot to say, but here is where you should try to be creative, maybe you can cut out the “about me” section where you ramble on about about yourself for half a page, the “References” section, if you have no references, then I don’t really see the point in saying, “references will be given on demand”, take it out. The key to building that perfect résumé is sticking to tow (2) pages. Something intresting, a résumé is a brief summary of your skills and experiences over one or tow pages, where a CV stretches way beyond tow pages.
There was this one dull meeting I went to with my boss some time ago, and throughout the entire meeting I just took some notes, and kept quiet (let the grownups talk), when this guy we went to see mentioned something interesting I never thought about. He mentioned that he’s company was growing and it was growing fast, They needed to build some additional warehouses, so of course they had a couple of construction companies lined up to do the job. When it was time to make a quick decision they chose the construction company that had their contact details on the front of their company profile. Just that simple, so make sure your contact details are easily visible on your first page.