The schools of thought about resume layout and design seem to change with the seasons. Do you go with a minimalist approach? Use a headshot? Include your date of birth? Make it two pages maximum? The truth is, there is no hard and fast rule. But the fact is, you are performing a sales pitch without actually being present, with potentially hundreds of other candidates in the same boat. So you need to grab the recruiter’s attention.
Obviously, content is king. Your resume must not only be a record of you as an individual and your professional achievements and experience, but it must also have this information articulately expressed, be easily digested, and with certain key information to the fore. But with everyone doing precisely that, how are you going stand out?
At Select Resumes our experience shows that an eye-catching, yet understated design that is congruent to your profession helps immeasurably to get you noticed in the crowd. In short, you know your resume is terrific; it just needs to dress the part!
Our in-house graphic design experts have spent years perfecting our large array of designs in consultation with the very recruiters whose job it is to pick potential candidates for a position. Our designs are created in order for them to be noticed for all the right reasons and to showcase your skills and experience in such a way that your resume will pass the ‘six-second-scan’ test. We have many designs at our Resume Gallery and literally hundreds of design designs to choose from and if you are unsure of what will work for you, we will assist you in your selection.
But that is not all Select Resumes does. We offer an end-to-end resume service, from preparing your all-important cover letter and resume, to writing your key selection criteria, to offering coaching techniques to get you through your interview.
So the answer to the question ‘Is the design of your resume important?’ is a resounding yes, but it is the alignment of the specific design, the order of the text and the vocabulary used that will push you to the front of the queue market ‘interview’. Call us today for an informal chat about the next step up your career ladder.