While some people are enjoying the lazy days of summer poolside (how I wish I was one of them!), many others are hitting the pavement looking to find the perfect job. But with the large pool of recent college grads plus seasoned professionals looking to make the next big leap in their careers, how do you get noticed among all the prospects?
Obviously you want to put your best foot forward and highlight your skills and experience in a concise and eye-catching way. But what about some out-of-the-box ideas to help take your resume from plain to perfection?
If you have graphic design skills, or a good friend with those abilities, put them to good use to jazz up your resume. It’s probably best not to go too crazy with design, unless you’re seeking a job in a highly creative field, but a small touch here and there may be just enough to stand out.