By Sandra HolzOn Jun 26, 2019 Free Resume
You may be thinking why would I say this? What about being creative? I am a designer, Why should I use old templates which anyone can use? With the dawn of Applicant Tracking System (ATS), You may need to hold your creative juices here. Some companies use ATS for handling resumes. These systems let companies to automatically filter candidates based on some criteria. According to ATS guidelines, your resumes should not contain any graphic element. This means no images, icons, tables or any shapes. If any of these are present, ATS could jumble up your information while reading your resumes and you could lose a potential job opportunity. There are other guidelines too around using font type, bullets etc. For full list of guidelines, read this article.
Designing resume have always been a difficult process for me. There is too much information to show in a smaller area. Also, we need to consider too many factors while designing our resume. Search on the internet and you are flooded with multiple guidelines for designing your resume. If you have been thinking about applying for a job or an internship and thinking to update your resume or build one from scratch, You might want to take a look at this article. I have compiled all my research about the things to consider while designing your resume. I hope you like this article.
Its so different how the resume should look like depending on the country. Its a cultural thing. In countries like Germany, Japan, and China, its generally preferred with a professional photo. Its easier to remember the applicant. Therefore, I recommend researching the company well before sending your resumes. I prefer to generally remove the photo from the resume. Removing photos would also give me more real estate to show more information. Remember space utilisation is utmost crucial in a resume.
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