Hiring professionals decide if you are interview worthy in less than 30 seconds. How do you make your resume stand out in a sea of black and white? Most articles with this topic will focus on what information you need to provide, what “action” words to use….blah blah blah. If everyone is providing the same advice, then you are now just apart of a new stack of black and whites.
Let’s focus on resume design. Sometimes all you need to place yourself in a interview position is a little bit of style.
1. Don’t be afraid of color
Professionals going through a stack of resumes are not going to read the whole thing, your job is to get them to remember what they do.
2. Play with typography
Experiment with bolds, italics, font sizes and typefaces to highlight and emphasize important aspects of your resume. WARNING: Don’t get crazy and end up designing a kids birthday party invitation, a little goes a long way!