We’ve been talking about writing and formatting a resume, and it’s pretty clear that drafting an impressive resume is much more difficult than we think.
Indeed, writing the resume is the first challenge, but it’s more than just filling in the blank spaces with your credentials, your achievements, and your skills, you’ve got to make it look as clean and classy as possible. And there, my friend, is the second challenge – format and design. Indeed, itt takes more than just writing it. It has to look good and pop out, too!
Your Microsoft Office Word comes with free templates for various documents including resumes. But, these MS templates are quite boring and not so noteworthy. Your resume is supposed to help you stand out and get noticed by the hiring manager. Aside from the content itself, looks matter, too.
But you might say: “Wait, I’m not that creative, and I don’t know how to manipulate layouting applications.” Well, you don’t have to learn Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, and Sketch to come up with an impressive resume – well, at least not necessarily. We searched the internet for classic, creative, and clean resume templates. We’ve found a few good ones. (more…)