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Creating Resumes That Visually Pop (Tip Sheet)

WowIf you have not been using creativity, design elements, or charts and graphs in your resumes, your clients might not be making the impact on potential employers that you were hoping for. But, when it comes to these areas, they can be the ones that give resume writers the most challenge. How do you do it? What should you do? Will employers like it? What is too much or not enough?

In this masterful 14-page tip sheet, compiled by the efforts of the CDI Education Committee and member/staff contributions, you will learn how to:

  • Know what a creative resume is and what it isn’t.
  • See client scenarios where a truly creative resume strategy paid off.
  • Leverage MS Word to create all the strategies outline throughout this tip sheet.
  • Set up section title headings.
  • Use colors and shading.
  • Include borders and rules such as lines and borders.
  • Introduce a variety of charts and graphs.
  • Include icons, graphics, and monographs.
  • Utilize white space to advantage.
  • Select appropriate typefaces and fonts.
  • Understand options in line length and justification.
  • Get rid of pesky widows and orphans in your text.
  • Handle end-of-sentence punctuation and spacing.
  • Introduce and showcase testimonials.
  • Use headers and footers.
  • Access additional resources for resume samples and training.

Plus, there is a handy little list of items to watch out for when creating effective resumes of any kind!

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