A resume is your opportunity to summarize yourself up as you’d like to be seen. Use your resume to highlight experiences and skills that may not have made it into your Common App. Adobe Spark Post offers clean and thoughtfully designed templates to help present yourself well.
Personal Details: This includes your name, phone number, address, and email address. Follow with your current school and anticipated graduation date.
Academic Information: Include your weighted GPA, SAT, and/or ACT scores. Then, you’ll want to add anything that isn’t on your school transcript. This might include summer programs, college courses, or specialized workshops or intensives that you completed outside of school.
Recognitions: Showcase any academic awards, honors, publications or achievements in this section. Prepare a brief description about each.
Extracurricular Experiences: This can include the standard extracurriculars such as clubs, sports, leadership positions, community service, work experience, or hobbies, but is not limited to only those. Use this opportunity to highlight anything you’ve achieved that took significant time and energy, and that added to your growth in an important way.
Special Skills: Introduce any skills you might have here, whether your learned them at school or on your own time. This includes languages, software, technical skills, or strong suits.
Present your resume using a clean, professional one-page layout. Keeping that in mind, decide on a layout that best suits your needs. If you’re eager to showcase your extracurricular section, make sure the template you choose will give you enough space for everything you plan to include. Use concise language to minimize text, keep your margins at 1 inch, and arrange your sections with space in between. Choose a serif font for professionalism and black type on a white page to make your resume easy to print. Use design tools such as bolding or capitalizing headers to create hierarchy and bullet points for organization.
Using the outline presented earlier in this article, you can begin to fill out your details in your Adobe Spark layout. The top priority is your name and personal details so place those in the header. Next is your academic information. After that, you can choose either recognitions, extracurriculars, or skills in any order based on what you’re most excited to share.
Be clear and concise with your presentation. Use unique language that describes great detail in 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.
The college application process is rigorous and stressful, so let Adobe Spark take some of that weight off your shoulders. Our layouts and templates were created with strong design in mind so all you have to do is fill in the details. Spark allows you to easily download your design so you can share it in whatever format you need, be it in print or digital.