Your resume is a crucial tool for creating a memorable first impression with a potential employer. Even if you only have one page to work with, there are many different elements you can use to your advantage to communicate everything you have to offer. We’ve curated some of our favorite resume examples to help you present yourself well.
Featuring a headshot on your resume is a great way to provide more insight for those who are getting to know you, or help potential employers remember who you were from your interview. Choose a photo that truly captures your essence in the best light, and matches the color scheme of your resumé. You can always add filters to your headshot using Adobe Spark. Be sure to use your best discretion to decide whether or not your resumé should feature a photo – some employers may use a blind hiring process, or perhaps the space the headshot takes up could be better utilized for more text. Create multiple versions so you’re ready for anything!
Have fun “engineering” an exciting resume! Take a standard looking resume and add some excitement to it by adding colors, customizing typefaces, or incorporating a digital-themed graphic. You can also get creative with your skills! Rather than list out the programs you work with, consider using icons, logos, or progress bars.
Help your resume standout among the rest with small, tasteful customization choices. Take your standard resume and personalize it with color borders or bold typography. Use graphic elements to enhance each individual section of your resume.
Marketing is a role that favors the bold and innovative, so let that shine thru on your resume! Impress your readers by outlining all the skills and experience you possess, wrapped up with a captivating design. Whatever unique skills you have to boast in your field, let that guide your design.
For creatives, a resume is just another way to demonstrate your personal style to potential employers. Use your resume to break the norm and to make an even better presentation of your skills and experience. Let your personal style shine in your design, or, create something outside of your usual style that will instead cater to your reader. Whatever you do, don’t hold back!
As a web designer, you probably have a lot to feature on your resume. Use design to help breakup all your information and create a clean and enticing visual hierarchy. Hook readers with a header objective or mission statement that will lead them through the rest of your resume. Save space by getting creative – for example, rather than list out the programs you work with, consider using icons, logos, or progress bars.
As a high schooler, chances are you won’t have a ton of employment history to feature on your resume, but that’s okay! Use your resume to highlight your accomplishments, relevant curriculum, extracurriculars, skills and interest, and anything else that you’re proud of. You can certainly get creative with your design, as well. Create a resume that matches your aesthetic, or use your school’s colors and logos to brand your resume.
Accounting resumes typically follow a more standard, functional layout, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use design as a tool to enhance your resume. First, start off with strong, compelling language. Be detail oriented in your descriptions, and incorporate keywords from a respective job listing into your verbiage. Then, use design to make those key points standout. Add an infographic, icons, or section headers to help create a visual hierarchy of your most important details.
An acting resume might feature multiple sections. One for experience, one for skills or training, and one for personal information. Use color blocking or dividers to create the perfect layout. If you’d like, use design elements to coordinate your resume with the role or position you’re applying to. While you’ll definitely need to include your physical characteristics, you can even add a mini headshot to your resume to help paint a full picture.
Fashion moves fast, so you’ll want to create a resume that will capture the attention of your reader from the first glance. Use a bold design that resonates with your personal style. Then, be straight to the point with your verbiage. Use direct terms to describe your skills and experience, and omit any superfluous details that don’t pertain directly to the type of position you’re applying to.
As a journalist, you know all about how to hook a reader. Let your resume be telling of your writing skills and style. Then, get creative with your design. Use color, typography, and layout to break up the sections of your resume and create hierarchy. If you have a specific beat, then use the design of your resume to cater to that to show your readers you’re the expert in your field.
Working in social media requires a certain knowledge of marketing and current trends. Demonstrate your expertise with a bold design and writing style to match. Get creative imagery, be it decorative design elements, your own personal logo, customized social icons, and other types of icons to support your skills and experience. If you work on the strategy side of social media, think about ways you can incorporate data or small infographics into your resume.
As a photographer, your portfolio will likely be the star of the show when it comes to landing a job or acquiring new clients. However, focus on making your resume just as strong of a selling point for your photography work. Use custom sections for your resume based on your skills as a photographer, including format and equipment of choice, technical skills, proficient softwares or programs, subject types, and certifications. Use icons or imagery throughout your resume to emphasize your best points. And don’t forget to include links to your portfolio, galleries, and social channels!
As a musician, there’s likely a lot for you to include, for example performance experience, principal teachers, professional training, and likely quite a few other categories. Pick the most important details that paint the best picture of who you are today and what you have to offer. For the design, think about wherever you fit in with the music world, and then let your resume showcase that. Use imagery, colors, and typography to reflect your music style or training. And, don’t forget to include links to your social channels, website, or portfolio!
Present your resume using a clean, professional one-page layout. Keeping that in mind, decide on a layout that best suits your needs. Use concise language to minimize text, keep your margins at 1 inch, and arrange your sections with sufficient space in between. Get creative with your customization options, or if you feel overwhelmed, stick with a serif font and black type a white page for a traditional presentation. Use design tools such as bolding or capitalizing headers to create hierarchy, and bullet points for organization.
Gone are the days of having to memorize image dimensions for every single platform. Once you’ve landed on a design you like, you can easily modify it for any printed or digital need by using Adobe Spark’s handy resize feature. Simply duplicate the project, hit re-size, select the platform you want to adapt it for, and we take care of the rest.
You can begin to fill out your details in your Adobe Spark layout. Organize your sections in a way that works best for your resume. Those may or may not include an opening statement, experience, skills, education, contact, or recognitions, among many other topic headers. Arrange them in a way that puts the most important sections near the top, and the contact details in an easy to read place.
Be clear and concise with your presentation. Use unique language that describes great detail in a few words. Emphasize important points such as your strongest skills or greatest accomplishments. When making a statement about an achievement or leadership role, provide dates and detail to give insight into your experience.
Explore multiple drafts to help you arrive at the best presentation possible. If you can, have one or more other people proofread your resume to make sure there are no spelling errors or missing details. Your friends, family, peers, and mentors will be thrilled to help you in the hunt for the perfect job, so welcome in their support!
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