On Resumes

No one would have ever told me that in college. But it's like one of those no, duh things, you know?

<< So I finally revamped my very own! But first, I did some research and here are some interesting tips I collected:

Nearly half (46%) of advertising and marketing executives said that for job candidates pursuing creative roles, how a resume looks matters as much as what it contains. 

Infographics are all the rage,

and they’re catching on with creative directors as a way to gauge a prospective employee’s design chops. 

In a national survey conducted by The Creative Group, 20% of marketing executives and 21% of advertising executives named the infographic as their preferred resume format.

Keeping things simple is not the same as making things dull.

A resume is a reflection of your disposition and persona, and the recipient will be scanning it, consciously or not, for elements that distinguish your resume from the other hundreds they have to wade through. Make your resume stand out with an idiosyncratic design and personal touches.

Don’t overdesign it.

It’s generally acceptable to incorporate an element of personal branding into your resume (your logo, for example), but avoid excessive embellishments. Too many fonts, images and colors will distract from the content, particularly if the first person to review your application is a non-designer in the human resources department. 

And here are some creative resume examples I love:


Happy job hunting!