I think the general consensus is that making a new resume is the worst. It's time consuming, formatting is difficult and after a recent, complete loss of everything on my computer, I literally had no choice but to create a brand new one from (gulp) scratch!
But then... there is the other side of me, who loves making things, especially in my beloved programs, Pages and Photoshop. All of a sudden, I was really up to the challenge of doing it, and doing it well!
While making it, I had one thought in mind, make a resume that people will pick up, and remember. I obviously want people to remember it because of the experience and skills that I possess (and all that other jazz), but even more so, I want someone to remember my resume after going through a pile of hundreds of others that will likely all look the same.
I spent a lot of time searching for resumes online that would inspire me. And mostly, they all looked the generic and the same as my previous resume. I did however stumble across a few. Check them out!
What I liked about both of those resumes, what that there was a focus on creativity, simplicity, design and most importantly, personality!
I LOVE making things in Pages, so this quickly became a very fun challenge for me, and I was inspired to use symbols from the website The Noun Project, to make a few things pop off the page.
I also decided that branding myself is something that I want to be consistent with, and so I borrowed some of the design elements that can be found on this very blog.
It took me 9 attempts to nail down the final version, but in the end I was completely happy with my new product!