Join Steve Harris for an in-depth discussion in this video Finishing touches and tips, part of Designing a Resume.
Let's take one quick last look at our document and just…tighten and polish everything up to be the best possible presentation.…I consider this document more formal than our other resumes.…So consider doing some research on the most…tried and true techniques for professional document layout.…The first thing I'm going to look at is some of the spacing in these lines.…I find the space after summary of qualifications to…be a little bit tight, same thing with employment.…Because we've set styles for…these, we can quickly and easily edit this.…So, if we select our heading style…under our Paragaph Styles right-click and choose Edit.…
I'm going to move to our Indents and Spacings tab.…If we go down to Space After and increase this slightly…and click OK, you can see that everything has shifted down.…This is one of the huge benefits of applying styles.…The danger though, with this is something like…this for our center column seems to have disappeared.…That increase in space pushed us out of our box.…So let's just click and hit Delete.…
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