How to Design a Kick-Ass Resume Employers will LOVE

How to Design a Kick-Ass Resume Employers will LOVE

Following on the heels of the stellar Resume Design Workshop in the first semester, the SAMM team put out yet another successful Part Two of the event last week. The workshop focused on a pragmatic way to approach resume building all the while ensuring it would stand out. The workshop was accompanied by useful slides to illustrate examples of good and not-so-good resume designs. The event was received well and many of our members stayed back for a question and answer session from our presenter, SAMM Director of Marketing, Jules.

For any of you who couldn’t attend, we’ve got you covered! The SAMMPress team have written a comprehensive summary including tips, tricks and all resources mentioned!

 

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the main takeaways

  • If you’re applying for a corporate position, having a polished and company-friendly resume that speaks to the tone of the job and employer. However, if you’re after a more creative job, the design of your resume can match the level of creativity
  • Understanding the use of fonts for the specific level of creativity and text boxes can make your resume look clear, easy to read and highlight important information.
  • In the Australian job industry, adding a profile picture isn’t necessary.
  • Using a few rules and visual aesthetic guidelines can give your resume a total upgrade (more information below)!
  • Resumes are most commonly in Word or .PDF format. Feel free to use JPEGs or even PNG formats as they are both web friendly and can be open anywhere!
  • If you are after a job in any creative field, feel free to add icons that signify each section of your resume for an added differentiator!










aesthetic guidelines

Even if you’re applying for a formal corporate job, adopting these guidelines can help clarify your resume for easier scanning by your employer (hint: no one likes clutter!).

  • If you’re applying for a corporate position, having a polished and company-friendly resume that speaks to the tone of the job and employer. However, if you’re after a more creative job, the design of your resume can match the level of creativity
  • Understanding the use of fonts for the specific level of creativity and text boxes can make your resume look clear, easy to read and highlight important information.
  • In the Australian job industry, adding a profile picture isn’t necessary.
  • Using a few rules and visual aesthetic guidelines can give your resume a total upgrade (more information below)!
  • Resumes are most commonly in Word or .PDF format. Feel free to use JPEGs or even PNG formats as they are both web friendly and can be open anywhere!
  • If you are after a job in any creative field, feel free to add icons that signify each section of your resume for an added differentiator!

Helpful links & resources

  • Everything you need know about fonts: https://goo.gl/ZR3UZg

  • Microsoft Word Help: https://goo.gl/8fnA4Q

  • Unimelb Student Services: http://bit.ly/2vXXEHY

  • Canva Resume Templates: https://www.canva.com/templates/resumes/

  • Resume templates: https://goo.gl/Y8Fq6S

  • All things icons: https://thenounproject.com/

  • Aesthetic and grid help: https://goo.gl/Yw4w1P



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