To have a great impression to the employer, you need to make sure that you write an excellent resumes that stand out. Take a moment to ensure that you impress the hiring manager and to know everything about resume trends.
Creating eye Catching Resumes
Get it together: Be sure that you have a compelling content. You need to think of a good design as well as layout. You need to have a good appearance that contains substance. It will be easier to read your resume when you submit a clear paper.
Use a template: It is not important whether you are a designer or not because you can still craft a magnificent resume by using template. You need to spend time in thinking a good formatting. There are good templates on the internet that you can check out. There are free templates out there that will give you guidelines on what you should do and what you need to follow.
Good font: Times New Roman is the most common used font by applicants. There are many fonts on the MS Word that you can try. In choosing resume designs, be sure that they’re easy to read and eye catching. Try to pick a font that is simple and thin so that it is good to read. You can use Book Antiqua, Georgia or Tahoma. It is good to use and have a consistent and clear spacing. For font size, you should not use size that is smaller than 9 and larger than 12. If you want to make your resume easy to read and to make it professional, use between ten to 12 of font size.
Contact details: Complete name as well as contact details should appear on the top of page of your resume. The information should stand out and must give a good impression to the employer. Be sure that it is easy to read and you use a good font or else the reader will not be impressed and continue to read your resume.
Easy to read: Keep in mind that numerous hiring managers will view your resume before they will read it. Sometimes they screen your resume on computer that is why you need to make it readable. With that, it is essential that you mark headings. Every heading should have good font that is easy to read. You can italicized and bold it if you want. It will be easy to read when you do it. You also need to make sure that your headings have white spaces. If you use bullet points and paragraphs, make it short. When it comes to keywords, you can bold it; but do not overdo it because it will not be pleasing to the eyes. You also need to avoid typing in caps because it will be harder to read.
Color: Using color is okay, but you need to know what colors you will use. It is better when you use a light color that is pleasing to the eyes. If you want to use other colors aside from black, be sure that you will use dark color.
Do not get too artsy: Even though there are many artists out there, they will agree that in creating a resume, it should not be overdone. It is okay to use line, borders and clip art, but it should not overdo. As much as possible, you need to avoid using fancy bullets. Your aim should impress the hiring manager and not to confuse him. A simple line below your contact information is good. Make sure also that you have suitable margins for the information not to be cluttered. There are attractive samples of lines on the internet that you can check out. You can use colors, but make sure resume still look professional.
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It is not easy to create eye catching resumes because there are many things you need to consider. But by the time that you know what to do, you can start writing it. Do not waste your time instead focus on how to make the best resume that you can submit to get an interview and to satisfy the hiring manager.