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Picking the right resume template is crucial to landing the job that you want. It’s the first thing employers see and making yours stand out will get you one step closer to getting that interview.
Picking the Right Resume
The first thing you’ll want to do is make sure your template matches your resume design with the industry you’re applying to. For example, if it’s a creative job title you’re seeking, you’ll want to show off your creativity by maybe creating your own template – showing the hiring manager that you can use your creative talents in a practical way. If you’re applying for an accounting job, pick a template that is clean and formatted in a way that is easy to understand and clear. Choosing a template that is overly designed or isn’t simple in this case, can be detrimental to getting a chance at that interview.
Where can you find a resume template
The first place most people go to when they start a resume is Microsoft Word. On Word, not only do they have a resume wizard, but they also have different editable templates that you can choose from. The same can be done in Google Docs. The only issue with these two methods of choosing a template is that EVERYONE uses them. You might not stand out if you opt to go one of these two routes.
A more unique way to go about finding a resume template is simple to use one of the many services online that let you choose from thousands of different templates. You will most likely find one you like and on top of that, will have the ability to customize your resume to just the way you want. While these services usually cost a fee, you will probably have a unique template in the fonts and colors you want.
Another way to create a resume template is to hire a professional. A professional resume designer can customize a resume template to just the way you want it. Of course, the ability to have a custom resume will come at a cost. The good news is that designing a resume is relatively easy for any designer, even ones that are still in design school who would do this at a lower cost than a professional designer.