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Author Topic: How to get the perfect (looking) résumé / CV  (Read 5203 times)

gjehle

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How to get the perfect (looking) résumé / CV
« on: May 08, 2007, 03:06:24 PM »
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After avoiding the 7 deadly sins of résumé design,
you may be asking, “If I can’t use crazy colors, clip art, and other types of decoration, how do I make my résumé stand out from the crowd?”
Like many things, the answer lies in the details.

Even if you can’t hire a fancy designer and are stuck with Microsoft Word,
a few tweaks can turn your blasé résumé into an elegant and functional showpiece.

Pretty nice step-by-step guide helping you with getting the layout of your future right (pun intended).
Everyone has to write some of these in his/her life time, so check this page out!

There are enough pages on the net already covering what has to be part of a CV, content wise,
but it's hard to find something dealing with the layout part which I'd say is a very important part.
After all it's what makes the HR person take a second look at it (hopefully).


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Re: How to get the perfect (looking) résumé / CV
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2007, 03:36:17 PM »
This is useful, some good tips thanks

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Re: How to get the perfect (looking) résumé / CV
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2007, 04:19:47 PM »
Yes - I didn't know that about Times New Roman...  :-[
"Some people have a way with words, other people,... oh... have not way" - Steve Martin

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Re: How to get the perfect (looking) résumé / CV
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2007, 01:45:00 AM »
Very helpful tips
and
a helpful reminder  :-[

I was a bit surprised though with the final version -
have a look at these

original final version from site:
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CV_04_finishing_touches copyog.gif


I find this aspect of layout a bit distracting
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CV_04_finishing_touches copy.gif




With a possible final version so
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CV_04_finishing_touches copy3.gif

(I moved the bullets in as well - there's a bit of a debate about that in the first few comments there)
Tom
« Last Edit: May 09, 2007, 01:48:09 AM by tomos »

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Re: How to get the perfect (looking) résumé / CV
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2007, 01:47:22 AM »
very good point, tomos. i agree with you.

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Re: How to get the perfect (looking) résumé / CV
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2007, 01:50:48 AM »
 :)

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Times doesn’t read well on-screen and lacks typographic subtleties such as non-lining numbers. Because it’s available on virtually all computers and designed to be readable on on-screen, try Georgia instead.

does anyone know if Georgia is on most Macs too?
Tom

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Re: How to get the perfect (looking) résumé / CV
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2007, 01:52:28 AM »
yes, the bullets should be in, it gives a nice aligned layout.. :Thmbsup:

P.S. tomos, maybe you should try this program for marking screenshots. it took a while for me to find out the hazy circle.. :)


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Re: How to get the perfect (looking) résumé / CV
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2007, 02:33:36 AM »
yes, the bullets should be in, it gives a nice aligned layout.. :Thmbsup:

P.S. tomos, maybe you should try this program for marking screenshots. it took a while for me to find out the hazy circle.. :)

yes  :)

actually i just saved the image from their website
and modified it - it's some sort of greyscale gif that doesnt seem to accept "grey".
Odd -
I could only seem to draw on it in a "hazy" bitmapped grey kindof way

but I didnt try very hard  -
just had another look, using the brush tool (PShop) did the job more assertively  :)

CV_04_finishing_touches copyog2.gif

Maybe I should have tried Screenshot captor to modify it ...
Tom

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Re: How to get the perfect (looking) résumé / CV
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2007, 03:04:09 PM »
yes!
tomos i have to agree ;-)