Everything You Should Know About Good Resume Layout

A content of your resume is a core. However, the way you present the content is as important as how you write it.

A resume layout contains many different elements and each one of them plays a big role in making your resume easy-to-read and attractive.

The main goal of the layout is to guide the recruiter to essential parts and if your resume is overloaded by a different kind of information – you won't succeed. An easy-to-read resume should:

Use the best architectural structure

Structure a framework using the most important topics. The resume's key topics comprise job title, contact information, experience, education, and skills. Every additional topic takes attention from these key sections so be professional and don't overcrowd your resume. Consider leaving out topics like Objective, Hobbies or Programs.

Present topics in a logical order. Experience always goes above Education because a job-related content is more relevant than academic achievements. Consider putting experience at the top of the resume even when you don't have job-related experience and education is your centrepiece.

Also, the skills section should be completely separate from the experience and education sections because it presents information in single words, not in sentences as in the other two sections.

Have aesthetically pleasing design

Aesthetic design connotes a clean presentation of key sections and content, as well as the layout itself. The design shouldn't be too cluttered or include unrelated background pictures, tables or diagrams. An aesthetically pleasing design is simply not too pale and not too noisy. Any additional elements overcrowd the resume and distract from more important places like experience and skills.

Use one-page resume format to hold the recruiter's attention.

Utilize clean formatting

Clean formatting includes all layout elements. Font size shouldn't be too small, spacing shouldn't be too narrow. Content, header and other elements should be aligned.

The main rule: the end result should be clean and easy to read.

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