In Quest of the Perfect Resume
We are all searching for the right resume. We don't want to miss a chance. We want to get the job. However, I am sorry to say it: there is no such thing as the perfect resume. There are as many good resumes as job seekers, job profiles and interviewers. That's why it is important to understand that you always need to think a resume as a strategy. A strategy to get an opportunity to be heard, an opportunity to show that you are a good fit for the job. An opportunity to be honest with your future employer.
There are many templates out there, many of them with fancy designs. However, unless you are in the creative field (and it that case you shouldn't be looking for ready made templates) you do not need a fancy (probably paid) resume. It could even be a bad idea. What you do need is a clean and neat resume that shows what you know, who you are, without distractions.
Let's think about it for a second: an interviewer will be reading tons of resumes. They do not want to lose time, they appreciate if you make their work easier. And the first and foremost thing they are looking for is information: about your skills, about your experience, about your motivations. A fancy design might catch their attention, but even in that scenario, you might sound like someone too eager to catch their attention. Remember, your job is not to catch their attention (unless it is, of course), it's to make their selection and screening easier.
That's why we created a simple yet effective template, with clear information, clear headings. Classic fonts, minimal graphic elements. A straight-to-the-point design. And in case you feel you need to do some tweaks, you may always finish your resume in a text editor: our downloadable DOC resume is editable in any software capable of doing so.