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Resumes For Dummies, 6th Edition by Joyce Lain Kennedy

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Chapter 11

Refine Your Design for Great Looks

In This Chapter

arrow Considering design factors in digital resumes

arrow Recognizing that small things mean a lot

arrow Giving your qualifications room to breathe

arrow Choosing an overall look for your resume

Good design is about more than simply looking good. Good resume design means making your document appealing and accessible for prospective employers. Making it relevant for the job you seek. Making it appropriate for someone in your shoes.

There’s no reason why handsome physical design cannot be — and every reason why it should be — applied to the resume information so important to your journey ahead.

As I explain in Chapter 7, the full-design resume can be a blue-ribbon winner at any resume show, conveying a visual message along with information expressed in typographic text. The graphic elements of a full-design resume — such as bullets, columns, graphs, and a generous use of white space — make human reading easier and more inviting.

Modern recruiting software usually can handle fully formatted resumes in a word-processing attachment (typically MS Word). ...

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