Here at Functional Resumes, we like to provide you with as much information as possible on resume building. Today we are addressing this question: “What should my resume look like?”
This is a common questions that many people ask themselves. They wonder what their resume should include? Does a modern resume need design elements? As times change, resumes should change as well. But it can be hard to determine how to update the look and feel of your resume without making it cheesy and unprofessional. Here are a couple things to consider as you work on your resume that will guide you in developing a professional-looking resume:
- Your potential employer probably has a short attention span. With so much technology at our fingertips, we are bombarded with information and entertainment every single day, and we are used to moving quickly from one thing to another. This has made attention spans shorter in general. Regardless of whether this is a good thing or a bad thing, it is a reality that we must consider. You have just a few seconds to catch a potential employer’s eye, so your resume needs to be eye-catching and easy to read.
- Your resume should be aesthetically pleasing. A well organized resume with just a pop of color can communicate a lot to a potential employer. It shows that you spent time working to put your resume together. On a more subconscious level, the colors you choose and the layout of your resume can appeal to potential employers and hiring managers, making your resume stand out among the rest and earn that second look.
Are you ready to start writing your resume? With these things in mind, you now have the information you need to begin a well-organized resume that will be easy to read and appeal to potential employers and hiring managers.