Resume Formatting

Fancy resume templates with bright colors, unique text organization, and pictures are becoming more common. This begs the question: should I use a unique resume or a simple resume? There is no real simple answer to this question, yet there are some things to consider when making your resume formatting choices.

First, take into account how you are applying. If you are applying virtually, some software designed for resume databases will not process a resume with photos, and elements in them that aren’t text. In this circumstance, it would be best to use a resume without these extra details when submitting a digital copy of your resume.

Second, consider the type of job you are applying for. If you’re applying for a role that is based in an artistic area such as graphic design, you may want to employ a resume that showcases these strengths by designing a customized resume. Take these factors into consideration and remember, at the end of the day what matters most is that your resume is formatted professionally and contains all the details about you that are necessary to convey to an employer.

You can learn more about resume formatting and find more resume tips on the resources tab of the CalAgJobs website. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn to have tips right in your daily feeds.

Once your resume is formatted and ready, you can begin applying for jobs and internships on CalAgJobs!