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partyrock's avatar

How can I make my resume look like this? >> (picture inside)

Asked by partyrock (3870points) February 9th, 2012

What program would I possibly need on my computer to make my resume look as bad ass as this design >>>>

Are there websites for free, or a program I can download to make my resume look like these? Thanks a bunch!



Thank you !!!!!!

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JaneraSolomon's avatar

If you have the skills that Arif has, including graphic design, and knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator, it would be obvious how to make a resume like that. You can either build your skills in these areas, or hire a graphic designer to design your resume.
However I wouldn’t hire Arif because his text is full of errors, indicating an indifference to details, lack of professionalism, and perhaps poor command of the English language. What do you think he meant by “Works in ADD WORLD press as a Desiging Head?”
There’s no such word as “Desiging.”

partyrock's avatar

@JaneraSolomon – I don’t know anything about photoshop. I was thinking it could be a design program. I like the blue resume more than the arif red one.

gailcalled's avatar

When I first clicked on “Cool Resume,” I thought it was a menu for a fast-food restaurant.

He wouldn’t be getting a job offer from me any day soon.

Your first link for “PICTURE NO. 1” does not work.

partyrock's avatar

@gailcalled – You mean the blue one ?

partyrock's avatar

@gailcalled – Oh ok I see, nevermind, just looked at the 2nd resume.

partyrock's avatar

@gailcalled – I like the blue one better. Would the first resume be appropriate? Or do you think a simple, white, regular resume is good enough?

gailcalled's avatar

Since it does not work, i don’t know what color you are referring to.

Attention to details, both in a resumé, and life, is important.

partyrock's avatar

@gailcalled – Picture 1 is the blue one.

gailcalled's avatar

I repeat, Picture 1 link does not open.

digitalimpression's avatar

I think the design of your resume needs to cater to the type of employment you are seeking. If you want a job as a graphic or web designer you might want to make it snazzy (as in your example link).

If, on the other hand, you are applying as a corporate executive.. you might want to use a more modest design.

Personally, I thought the blue resume was horrendous . It was extremely “busy” and forced you to turn your head to read the name. But as mentioned.. it really all depends on your intended employer.

King_Pariah's avatar

Knowledge with and possession of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and maybe InDesign would be a good start.

dappled_leaves's avatar

@partyrock If I were interviewing candidates for a position, and received the resume shown in the second link, I would throw it away without reading it.

To be honest, the best thing you can do to make your resume more physically impressive (and this will always be at the bottom of your to do list for a resume – the rest is content and organization) is to print it on good quality, cream coloured paper. Don’t use templates like the ones you’ve presented here.

@gailcalled Both links were presented again by @phaedryx in the second quip.

Nullo's avatar

You could print a standard resume onto some nice stationary.

Jeruba's avatar

Don’t do it, darlin’. There’s cool and then there’s resumes. A resume isn’t about showing off your cool. It’s about getting invited in for an interview.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

The people who will read your resume do not want a pretty one. They want information about what you will bring to their organization. They want words that portray your experience.

partyrock's avatar

@gailcalled – It works on the link someone posted below.

I get what everyone is saying, thanks. Not going to make my resume look like either of those, thanks :)

partyrock's avatar

@Jeruba – Great answer :) thanks I won’t !

partyrock's avatar

@Nullo – I think that’s a great idea.. thank you

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lemming's avatar

When I saw this I immediately thought ‘graphic design’ and sure enough that’s on the unless you are a graphic designer trying to impress where you see a good opportunity, doing that to your resume woud be a bit needless, I think. Maybe some employers would share what they would think of that coming in the post! I don’t think it would help your chances adding loads of distracting frills – not to cut down you big idea though lol!:)

Dutchess_III's avatar

Oh man. Like everyone said, use neither. The first one is distracting from what you want to put across. The second one just looks like the ugly 60’s flower fairy bled all over it!
Just use word.

give_seek's avatar

It sounds to me like many of the people responding to your question have never hired for advertising, public relations, social media, graphic design, marketing, etc. Having screened resumes for an ad agency, I have to say your examples are exactly the types of resumes that caught my attention. Applicants sent innovative (way cool) resumes on DVDs, flash drives, product packaging, and mini-portfolios. If you’re after a position as a production artist (for example), you had better display some creativity when it comes to applying for the job . . . and Word ain’t gonna cut it.

Dutchess_III's avatar

@give_seek. Good answer…IF she’s applying for an advertising, public relations, social media, graphic design, etc. But we don’t know what she’s applying for. If it’s for a CPA position, for example, those resume’s would be the absolute wrong choice.

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