Designed Resumes: Standing Out As An Applicant

As graduation quickly approaches, many soon-to-be grads will be scrambling to put together a resume and hit send, as they race for jobs among hundreds of other applicants.


How are you planning on standing out? What makes you different from the other applicants? A fast and easy way to do this is to stand out visually.

A well designed resume can go a long way. And I want to help spice up your page of accomplishments.

To purchase a designed resume, choose from the packages below:
Designed resume PDF (not editable) – $30
Designed resume PDF and fully editable InDesign document – $40
Full branding package (Resume and coverletter template fully editable InDesign document and personal logo for business cards, website, etc.) $50

Email your resume (PDF or Word Doc, with wording completely revised) to and which package you would like to begin your design.

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Tips on writing your resume (Gathered from my favorite professors and industry professionals):
  1. Use key words from the job application to ensure that your resume will pass through the pre-screen system
  2. Do not include your home address or high school information. Having a pinpointed location while applying out of state could cause an interviewer to be apprehensive about speaking with you.
  3. Differentiate between “professional experience” and “work experience”. This way, you can include experiences that apply to your desired field, even if it was not necessarily a job.
  4. Include a skills section to quickly identify things that the position is asking for.
  5. The “objective” and “summary” portions are not necessary. This information should be discussed in your cover letter.
  6. Keep it short and sweet. Resumes should stay around one page. Yes, we all understand that you have many accomplishments, but your high school jobs are no longer necessary. Only choose the things that show skills in your desired career path.

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