Tips to Rock Your Resume: Keep Design Simple for Smooth Conversion to Text


Joe Turner offers six easy steps to really rock your resume and motivate hiring managers to call you in his article Six Tips to Rock Your Resume for Quintessential Careers. The final tip appears below. Lose the ‘Razzle-Dazzle’ “Unless you’re in advertising or marketing and this is an integral part of your job, stay away from graphics, photos of yourself and out-of-the-ordinary symbols. Also watch out for heavy use of color and bolding of text, which can distract your reader. These elements don’t always convert well to an employer’s computer database. A good rule of thumb: if a resume element doesn’t convert to ASCII text, avoid it.”