Designing a Resume
Video: WelcomeThree different design approaches to make your resume stand out and make hiring managers take notice.
Resumes are critical to landing the right job and while the contents are important, how you design the resume itself can have a large impact. In this course, Steve Harris shows three different approaches to make your resume stand out. First, tour a clean, modern design that makes deliberate use of whitespace and simple color. Then explore a traditional resume that uses more stately color and fonts and allows you to add a little more detail to your job history. Finally, take a look at a design that incorporates bright colors, bold fonts, and rounded corners. Along the way, learn smart strategies for organizing your content, such as using bullets to keep your reader's eyes moving and placing your most impressive qualifications up front and center.
Note: Steve uses Adobe InDesign to create these resumes, but we've included a bonus chapter that shows you how to recreate the same designs in Microsoft Word or the software of your choice.
- Understanding general resume layout and design principles
- Setting up InDesign for resume designs
- Building the layouts
- Styling the text
- Introducing color
- Outputting your resume to PDF
Hi, I'm Steve Harris and welcome to Designing a Resume. In this course, I'll walk you through three significantly different examples of designer resumes. We will examine a clean and modern resume design that uses lots of white space and simple color to convey information. Next, let's take a look at a traditional resume design example. This layout uses classic Serif fonts and rich regal colors to convey a professional and sophisticated look.
Lastly, I've created a fun and artistic resume that uses bright colors, bold fonts, and rounded corners to create a fun and creative look. We also won't forget to touch on some general strategies and outputting your resume for submission to various job sites around the web. If you're ready for a resume redesign, let's get started.
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