Join Steve Harris for an in-depth discussion in this video Finishing touches and tips, part of Designing a Resume.
Now that we've spent some time building our layout…and applying textiles, let's just take a quick look…through it again for any elements that we may…have missed or things that can be improved on.…A potential employer will take typos and errors…as a sign that you lack attention to detail.…Consider taking a step away from the document, so you can…look at it again with a fresh set of eyes later on.…Let's polish this up so it's ready to send off.…The first thing I'm…going to check is the alignment.…Let's just drag down some guides from our ruler and see how things lineup.…
As you can see we've got some issues with our headers not being aligned.…So let's just adjust that box down a little bit.…We'll do the same thing with a vertical guide and make…sure all of our text frames line up along the left.…I've also added this footer here at the…bottom that says portfolio and references available online.…I'm just going to shrink that…text frame down so it's nice and tight.…And I'm going to make sure it lines up with these two circles beside.…
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