There is no question about it, your resume has to have a visual appeal. It has to stand out. How much it stands out depends on the field you are in and the particular firm/company/office you are applying for. Obviously there are some universal does and don’ts, such as editing. But there is flexibility in how your resume is presented, especially if you are in the market for a creative position. It is important that your resume, cover letter, and portfolio (if one is required) represent you and your personality not just in terms of the information but also in its visual appeal.
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Here are three links that go over some basic dos and don’ts for a graphic design resume. However, these tips are great for EVERYONE. Even if you are applying for the least creative job you should pay attention to the way you present your information. A little extra effort can go a long way. Obviously an accountants resume should not be in a booklet form with colours and pictures. But the layout of the information, emphasis, and font still matter.
Also it is very worthwhile to look around to see how others have approached and personalized their resume. A simple “creative graphic designer resume” image search on google will give you lots of inspiration. So get creative and do not miss this opportunity to show the hiring party who you are before a single word is read. It will make all the difference.