Join Steve Harris for an in-depth discussion in this video Software considerations, part of Designing a Resume.
When building your resume, there are two obvious…options for you to use to style the content.…Microsoft Word, which is the most common resume builder…and word processor used in the world today and…Adobe InDesign for those of us who want superior…control over the look and feel of our content.…Here are a few thoughts and considerations to…think of when deciding which software to use.…First, InDesign is a valuable job skill…if you don't know how to use it.…You might want to consider learning it and practicing on this resume.…
If you're submitting the resume to a job site, you might be presented…with an upload form like this where you have to copy and paste content.…In this case, a Word resume might work better because copying…content out of a PDF or InDesign file can be really difficult.…Another thing to consider is fonts.…Word will limit you to standard fonts and you…won't want to use custom fonts in a Word document.…Because, when a user opens a Word document,…if they don't have those fonts installed on their…
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