Join Steve Harris for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the traditional resume, part of Designing a Resume.
Our second resume uses a classic look and layout.…More suited for corporate applications.…If you're applying for an old school…or traditional company, you won't want to come…across as somebody who can't accept the corporate…culture and may be unsatisfied with the work.…Always consider your audience, and design to their expectations.…Not your own.…Let's have a look at this traditional resume.…As you can see, we've used serif fonts for a little bit of a classic look.…The color palette uses this regal red that will…come out clearly when reproduced in black and white.…
This is important because often corporate environments will…print resumes on a black and white only printer.…Our textiles are tasteful.…We've used subtle bolds and our color palette to break things up.…This is a single column layout which is…a little bit more traditional in resume design.…At the end where we include our education, awards,…and technical skills we broke it down into a three…column layout.…On this resume design the qualifications are first and most…
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