Join Steve Harris for an in-depth discussion in this video Outputting your resume as a PDF, part of Designing a Resume.
Once you've created a great document that you're proud of, it's time…to submit it to a potential employer and begin setting up interviews.…Outputting your file and making a few minor tweaks can…make a big difference in the quality of the presentation.…You want maximum impact when a recruiter or an employer opens a document.…So follow these steps.…I've designed a version of the resume that uses…some texture in the background, in this blue area.…It also includes a photo of Nicollette and some social…media icons.…Let's go ahead and output this PDF and see how it looks.…If we click File and Adobe PDF Presets we're presented with a few options.…
You might be tempted to simply click Smallest File Size.…However, be careful.…The Smallest File Size Preset is going to shrink down…any graphics like Nicolette's photo and probably make it really pixelated.…Employers are likely going to print off these resume designs.…So let's output it at High Quality Print.…Now we'll name the file.…I'll just leave it as resumeheavy.pdf, and click Save.…
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