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Time to Get Creative With Your Resume Design!
Perhaps you already have a job or are thinking of getting a new one. Your resume will be essential to your success, regardless of the occupation title. It should scream that you’re full of outstanding ideas, and have the imagination, vision and creativity to be a positive and irreplaceable element in any work force.
Did you know that a recruiter spends about 6 seconds on your resume? That’s the length of a Vine video! This is precisely why the design of your resume becomes crucial, I dare say more crucial than the content itself. If you can impress your potential employer with your impeccable taste and aesthetics in under 6 seconds, there’s a chance you might just get a job with no qualifications
“Your resume should be treated as one of your major design jobs.”
– Phil Clever from the book What They Don’t Teach You in Design School
Why, you might ask? Because your resume is the face of you, on paper. That’s right, your resume represents you to your potential employers. Creating an aesthetically pleasing and creative resume should be of a particular interest to you, regardless of whether you’re a graphic designer, a lawyer, or an economist.
In this article, you will find resumes of different styles, from very sophisticated to highly creative.
20 Resume Designs To Inspire and Motivate You
1. Personal Stationery by Alysa Choudri
2. Infographic Resume by Lim Zhiyang
3. Graphic Designer Resume by Chuck D. Lay
4. Resume Design by Tushar Ghei
5. Self Promotion Done Right by Tai Hsiung Huang
6. “Top Secret” Job Application by Vidar Olufsen
7. Curriculum Vitae by Zi-Huai Shen
8. Self Promotion Package by Adrianna Napiorkowski
9. A Package Designer’s Resume by Kenny Barela
10. Resume Design by darthkix
11. Self Promotion by Siri Lonvik
Sometimes you can be really blunt…
12. Graphic Designer Resume by Lenka Kubisova
13. Creative Resume Self Promo by Joshua Fein
14. Resume Design by Wap Martinez Mercader
15. Infographics Resume by Chen Zhi Liang
16. Minimalist Resume With a Touch of Color by Jess Gerrow
17. One Color Resume by Evelien Callens
18. Simple Resume Design by Stephanie Bullock
19. Simple and Powerful Resume Design by Kelly Haller
20. Resume Redesign by Ankur Patel
These last examples just go to show that although you might not have the time to undergo major redesign, a few tweaks here an there could drastically improve the look of your resume.
“Every detail counts, and the sum of these details gives an impression of you as a designer.”
– Phil Clever
The current job market is more competitive than ever. This might sound harsh, but your MSWord resume is highly unlikely to land you your dream job in the creative industry. Like I’ve mentioned before, you’re sending a piece of yourself when you send your resume. It must sell you like that tempting, delicious brownie at the bakery next door. Creating an eye-catching, memorable resume is your main task right now. You are your personal brand.
Take it a step further! Show your employer that you’re bold and daring, and are not afraid to take risks and be innovative. If you manage to impress them with your ideas, you’ve just been hired. Congratulations.
Posted on September 3, 2015
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