Join Steve Harris for an in-depth discussion in this video Text and style guidelines, part of Designing a Resume.
The text styles in our traditional resume are simple, tasteful, and classic.…We've used a consistent Serif font for all of our text blocks.…Only varying it slightly by bolding it, capitalizing it, or changing the color.…The font is standard.…Meaning it comes installed on all Windows and Mac operating systems.…This resume could be replicated in Microsoft Word if needed, which…could be helpful if you're submitting it to a large corporation.…Let's get started and style the text…in our header. First we'll select Nicolette's name.…In our character formatting controls, I'm going to set…the size at 22 point and let's change our font.…
I'm going to use Garamond. There.…I'm going to make it bold and the last thing I want to do is center it.…Let's actually center this entire block of header text.…Now, I'm going to change her name to red so it stands out.…The next thing I'll do is style the contact info below.…We'll also change that to use…the same font, because you've already used it, it'll…be be available at the top of our document, there.…
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