36 Beautiful Resume Ideas That Work

Make your resume stand out by using a beautiful design that most people have never seen before.

Here are some terrific resume ideas to inspire you.

36 Beautiful Resume Ideas That Work

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You might want to bookmark this article and come back to it when you’re updating your resume. Enjoy!

Beautiful resume designs

Kenji Enos resume Christopher Mcadams resume
Karla Martinez resume Rob Stinogle resume
Scott Tiger resume Julie Betters Resume
Salma Kadir resume Daniel Marcoux resume
Chevaughn Clowney resume Matthew Weidner resume
Julia Lund resume Sherry Chaumpluke resume
Andre Morgan resume Derek Benvenuti resume
Scott Spindler resume Roger Pallan resume
Colin Nederkoorn resume Jessica Edwards resume
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Anthony Zinser resume Kevin Fox
Elizabeth Lind resume Joshua Clark resume
Rafael Vibar Banzuela resume David Fernandez resume
Graeme Findlay Resume Hertell Resume
Tasha Lee Resume Ryan Thomas resume
Manik Rathee resume Ryan Gilden resume
Erin Lindsey resume Terry Dee Resume
Sara Rohacik resume Asher Bryan Eggleston resume
Sean David Coe resume Jeffrey French resume

Bonus designer alternative resume

Michael Mangus resume

Although you would never send this to an Israeli diamond dealer or your local chick sexer, the mix of drawing and print on top of “the back of an envelope” really makes this resume (or curriculum vitae) memorable.

READ NEXT: 38 More Beautiful Resume Ideas That Work.

This article was part of Jacob Cass’s $5000+ Graphic Design Group Writing Project that I discovered on Group Writing Projects.

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Jacob Cass says

A very original post, I have printed it for future reference… I need to do my resume again soon 🙂

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inspirationbit says

definitely worth bookmarking and coming back to it during my next resume update – thanks so much for collecting them all here.

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Lukas says

Very nice list. You got my bookmark! I especially like the black one but that may only work as a web resume.

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sean carter says

colin nederkoom is just a template from pages (from apple) not too original. the rest would truthfully get you rejected before an interview.

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Jimmy L says

These resumes aren’t that snazzy… If I were an employer, I would throw these resumes in with the other junk ones without a second thought – except maybe the fourth one from the left down.

Just me $0.02.

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Ben says

As an employer I think it depends on the field in which you are applying. For a creative position for a younger person, some of these might be acceptable – but for a seasoned professional or corporate position many of these may give off the air that you are trying to “tart up” your experience.

Personally, I believe that a resume should reflect your personality, but not have to illustrate your personality. Most of these express “I think I’m gods gift to the world” or “I am self involved” or “I have never worked for a client, so I made my own logo using my name” rather than “I will work well in the established tone of your firm” or “my experience will compliment your firm”.

I would normally stay away from “name logos”, too much color/gradients, or arbitrary objects and rules – instead consider that a well designed resume is easy to read (especially for people over 40), has legible type (11pt and above), has clear content hierarchy, uses sparse typography (2 fonts maximum), and doesn’t overpower the information you are trying to convey with style. Remember, a resume is there to get you in the door, not be a replacement for an interview or portfolio.

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    Mary-Rose says

    I am a mature visual communication student and I am looking at my old CV which is three years old and it is putting me off applying for an intership. My previous work experience has nothing to do with the career I am looking for but if I leave them out will it not look like I have never worked before?

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      Jacob Share says

      The whole point of a CV is to convince the reader to invite you for an interview.
      Seemingly irrelevant experience can still help by showing achievement, ability to learn quickly, etc. (if it’s true) but the reality is that’s hard to change careers from the outside unless you arrive with a portfolio of personal work, volunteer experience, or something that will show you can do the job even if you don’t have actual work experience in the new profession.
      More important is to put yourself in a position for success. Unless clearly stated in the description, internships are always aimed at students or recent grads. If that’s not you, spend your job search efforts elsewhere.

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Ravi says

Thanks for sharing. Very interesting.

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petnos says

really interesting!!!

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Felipe del Pozo says

Hay tienen el mio http://www.felipedelpozo.es/CurriculumV5.pdf

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Josh says

Considering that many resumes are now emailed (and most then printed), colors or graphics that exceed the print margins will suddenly look very unprofessional. It must also be considered how your resume will look in black and white.

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nonagon says

After scrolling through these, I find Kevin Fox’s resume is the best design in terms of a unique, eye-catching layout that still maintains a good text-only, no BS approach. Those with the colors and logos strike me as 31 different flavors of the same brand of bubblegum. Fox’s resume is scannable, which is good for someone seeking a techincal or IT position, which he is. I give it big pluses for being able to target certain keywords and accomplishments in the right hand column without the use of extraneous formatting and marks such as bullet points or Wingdings which only distract. Good use of available space. In my opinion, a very nice job that reflects a competent, no-nonsense kind of person who values a balanced blend of style AND substance.

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sir jorge says

i don’t like them.

I want simple, no eye catching gimmicks.

As a manager, any eye catching resume’s will be tossed out.

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Dayna says

On Christopher McAdam’s resume he misspelled Excel.

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Fame Razak says

I’ve had a few CV’s on my desk over the years and while these look great, why do I need to know your address? You have objectives? Great but I’m not interested. Beautiful layout… well by the time your recruitment consultant has sent it to me, it will be a mess. I’m going to give your CV sixty seconds, make the important parts stand out.
Moral of this story: keep it clean, keep it simple and definitely two pages or less.

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AEN says

I think mine looks pretty good too!
http://aendirect.com/AEN_CV08.pdf

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Skip says

I make very good money, and from looking at some of the comments here by so called “employers”, I’d say what they are trying to say is, “Dumb down your resume’ because I’m a lazy arse bum and I don’t want to have to go through the hassle of selecting the RIGHT employee by actually having to READ it. I just want to find one that’s close enough to keep me out of a sling if my boss comes looking.”

Pathetic American employers. Get off your butt and do your job you bums. Effing Donald Trump syndrome. If you worked for me, with comments like I see here, YOU would be looking for a job in a short while.

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Inverted Reality Designworks says

Nice Post. Some of these were really cool, but some were just terrible. Im not sure who was the judge of ‘beautiful,’ but there was alot of bad design. But the good ones were really good, so great post.

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BigMatt says

Ben – you have it right on – Skip – keep smoking, buddy. And don’t worry, I’ll smoke one with you and tell you you are dead wrong to your face. As a hiring manager (note – not an employer) I receive approximately 50-75 resumes a day. Only 45 minutes of my day, at max, is dedicated to reviewing resumes. Do the math. You have 10 seconds to make me want to read more, otherwise your resume is getting round filed.

I need to know IMMEDIATELY what your SKILLS are. Not an expression of your personality. Not a cooky attempt to get my attention. Most of those go straight in the trash. Do two things – present your skills up front. Make me want to read more. Then, back up your skills with demonstrated performance.

It is that simple.

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Simon James says

Nice list – some of these are really nice. Great for getting those creative juices flowing! Thanks.

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James Carlos says

These look great!

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Web Buttons by Benny says

Neat post. I think that managers in most industries are looking for resumes that follow conventions. Creating extra stylization seems somewhat risky to me.

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I didn’t know resumes were supposed to look like web-designs. Some were good, some were awful (the black one, for example – reminds me of liquorice gone bad).

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Romulus says

Here is my Resume but I have to say that design is not mine.
href=”http://www.wow-central.net/CV/Romuald.BERNARD/

I have only used HTML/CSS markup language.

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Ben Crinion says

I’m not an employer or a hiring manager but i have sent a lot of CV in the last few years with quite good results and I can see that these are not good at best. Some waste the most valuable real estate of the page, others will look rubbish when printed and most will be too unconventional. Also, I imagine that different versions of MS Word will wreck formating.

If you are looking for CV hints and tips take this post with a massive pinch of salt and write a traditional 2 page CV with the most relevant information in the top thirds of the pages.

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Rachel says

I actually think these look quite nice–but my GOD do these designers need to learn to write. Spelling errors, run-on sentences and other garbage on such a pretty face..

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Steve K says

Most of these are awful – excessive graphics, fancy layout for the sake of layout, etc. But the simpler ones are very good.

An effective resume is one page, laid out for fast easy reading, and written with due attention to the five rules of effective editing: Cut, cut, cut, cut, and of course, cut.

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www.mobile2fun.com says

What a wow post. I really think that managers in most industries are looking for resumes that follow conventions. Creating extra stylization seems somewhat helping to me.

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John says

this is just style over substance. employers dont have time for this sort of thing and it wont get you any greater chance of employment..

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Buck says

I get resumes almost every day and none of them have ever looked as good as any of those nice examples.

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Romulus says

Well, I never thought I’d say that but I am really glad, my hiring manageres are open-minded, because it does not seem so around here…
They understood that a paper resume is one thing and an online resume is another. Think about it before telling us how to make a resume.

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senthilkumar says

its really help full to all . and its really intresting and new

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Paul says

I hate resumes.

Fresh Idea. If I were applying to a record label, art gallery, or porn store, I would consider using this type of format. Otherwise, just stick to black and white, and focus on making something that is cohesive and easy to read. These are distracting, in my opinion.

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Eric says

As a business owner myself, and having spent large amounts of time in the past with resume experts, I found only 9 of the 36 resumes above to be even worth a second glance.

Here are the best tips that I can give to help anyone that happens across my post.

#1 – Have plenty of white space. Margins are your friend, they make your paragraphs seem shorter, and put less strain on the reader’s eye.

#2 – Keep the changes in font style to a minimum, only bold or italicize things that are important. The general rule in almost any print medium is 3 font style changes per print. Basically, choose a font and stick with it.

#3 – Get rid of the “design features”. These are all well and good when you are creating a poster, but these “design features” distract the person from the content, and will often lead to your resume being filed away. If you are in a design field, feel free to add something to it, but make sure it doesn’t distract. Ryan Gilden did rather well keeping his designs in the background from distracting from the text.

#4 – Bullet points are your friend. This is especially important in large companies that receive hundreds upon hundreds of resumes per year. Use bullet points liberally, often a couple words will do better than an entire sentance. Many of the larger companies out there don’t even read the resumes anymore, opting for a resume management system, and managers will often search by keywords.

#5 – Keep your contact information in one spot. I noticed on a couple of these they had their address in one spot, and their phone number in another. Keep them both in one spot, because it is easier to find the information, and many of the resume management systems will try to automatically pick out this information, but they have problems with the info being all over the place (or even vertically along the side).

Lastly, if you hand it to someone you don’t know, and after 10 seconds of looking at it, they don’t have any idea what your education, experience, qualifications, or even your name are, have fun even getting an interview.

Peace out, and good luck.

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Chad Mueller says

I am not sure if I am in favor of all of the resumes, I do like to see more creative, out of the box ideas, I don’t like the designs that use black or other colours as the background. I do like the first one, with the vector of himself at the top. Also another good take from this post is the use of typography. Good post

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Jauhari says

Interesting Design.. this is perfect list

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Simon Dance says

Inspirational stuff – These look excellent.

Lets hope these put a stop to the awful MS word templates!

ha ha

Simon Dance

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tj says

This is all well and good but have you noticed that most of these won’t work very well as MSWord Attachments?

I really don’t know any employer who requests PDF files.

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Charlie says

As someone who has hired my fair share of folks, I have to say that there is truth in both sides of the argument raging here. First of all, a good-looking resume will get my attention. BUT if it has typos, misspellings and/or is manifestly missing the key skills I’m looking for, it will get set aside. Second, at least in the fields where I’ve worked, the cover letter is more important than the resume. If the cover letter does not convey the writing skills, the personality, and the qualifications of the candidate, I won’t even look at the resume. Third, I think there is some validity to the point that these will work better in some fields (web and graphic design, for example) than others. But fourth and finally, anyone on this discussion who sets aside a resume because it’s to cute or graphically intensive is an idiot — I want to hire people with personality, brains, and spirit. A fancy resume design may not guarantee that, but it is going to get my attention.

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Skip says

BigMatt,
If you are personally doing 50-75 resumes per day I’d fire you for being inefficient. You can’t bring in good people because you can’t dedicate the time to actually look for them. You should have had a resume management method in place ages ago. Your a buffoon making fun of people that actually have intelligence.

Have fun wallowing in your stupidity while you and your alter ego Ben are both swallowed up by companies using their resources wisely.

Charlie is dead on.

I don’t find these to be the best resumes I’ve seen either but your comments make me KNOW I would never hire you nor work for you. I’ve turned employers down cold after meeting them. I’ve told them they have wasted my time to their face. I’ve been asked back by more than one for a second chance to get me to work for them.

You’re clueless.

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Alan says

In my opinion, Joshua Clark’s resume is very tasteful. It has an eye-catching layout, with minimum use of graphics. In other words, it stands out from the typical resume without looking like a picasso painting.

Can someone please tell me how to replicate this layout? i.e. the text and the bars in the top black box, the side column etc…

Thank you

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green says

why does when i try to click on kevin fox’s CV a warning from my avast scanner about stopping a malware? am i the only one who gets this message?

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Great to see a lot of buzz around your article, Jacob. Nice work.

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While I do appreciate the effort made in the design, I agree with a comment above that the substance does matter. Case in point: several of these resumes have obvious typos that a spellcheck would have caught. “Compliement” and “embriodery” are two that jumped out at me.

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chris says

I love how these recruiters on here act so busy and that they have only a few minutes of their blessed day to look at resumes.

It’s no wonder I hang up on you clowns when you call me with your terrible 4 month contract jobs paying a third of my hourly rate 200 miles away, to practice a skill I’ve never used.

IF you want to pick up the phone to call me at work, take the time to read my resume or expect to get tooled on…

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Akasut says

WARNING: The “Kevin Fox” resume contains a VIRUS!
Found by AVG!

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Charles Forster says

These really aren’t all that amazing. Some were great examples, but they’re shining examples in a pile of mud.

I do appreciate the comments from recruiters and hiring managers, however.

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Leonardo Matias says

What do you people want from a resume? It’s an open style document! The guys writting it can do whatever they want. Colour, images, charts, tables, creativity. You want only the information, ask them to fill out forms. You’ll obligate them to fill only the information you want, on a default template, perhaps even using some small computer system, like many software companies do. No graphics. No colours. No diversions. Just plain text. But, as long as you accept Word-based resumes, get used to this because you’ll see it a lot!

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Ben says

Excellent! I actually used the one at the top-most right-hand corner and landed a job!

I think if you show you put some thought into your resume, employers do take notice.

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Pete Aldin says

These are nifty. I think a lot of Gen X managers and particularly Gen Ys would go for these.

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prelox says

These resume designs are beautiful. Can these be done in regular microsoft word or does it require some graphics program like adobe illustrator?

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saed says

thank you for ur seening me this bages .
really i like agood and and beutifull,styler cv so help me

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kunjan says

Kool article man..keep it up

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HiDef says

What this article is pointing out is the beauty of the resumes not the content. If you read most of them, these are inexperienced people, some still finishing up their educations, and vying for an employer’s attention. When you get to a level where you don’t need to put where you slung coffee, waited tables or had a stock-room gig, design is secondary. That’s why many employers don’t care for the design side, they’re interested in the experience. Cut some slack to these newbies, there’s nothing wrong with an attractive resume, but there’s a balance/limit for sure. Less is more?

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..alee says

hey,

nice resumes – can someone share Microsoft Word Template of these Resume? It’ll be great.

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business says

Wow, good thing I’m doing my research. These look way better than the resume I did in notepad.

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jennifer says

these are great but where do i get the templates to make them my own?

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Affordable Web Design says

Great collection of resumes here. I like the fact that the majority of them are still somewhat standard in the fact that the designer realizes that resumes still get faxed, copied, or printed in BW for HR departments. Finding a monochromatic balance with a color scheme is awesome!

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Chris says

Bookmarked. Could of hosted them on your website or image hosting website, some of them don’t work now 🙁

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Jacob Share says

Hi everyone,
First off- overdue congratulations to Ben. Way to go!

I’ve just posted a new list of beautiful resumes here:

38 More Beautiful Resume Ideas That Work

Chris- I didn’t realize that some of the links had broken over time, but they’re fixed now. Thanks for pointing it out.

Affordable Web Design- designers are lucky in that it’s so easy for them to demonstrate their skills (or lack thereof). And you’re right, it takes a smart designer to make a color CV that prints well in black & white.

jennifer, alee- I hope you’re following JobMob, there should be some information about great templates coming.

prelox, /greenpeace – most if not all can be done in Microsoft Word, but the images would still need to be created using another program like Photoshop or the free paint.net or the fantastic but harder-to-use GIMP.

Regarding the whole ‘do these work?’ debate- there were lots of terrific comments on both sides and I thank you all.

The most important lesson to take away is that you need to determine what will work for *YOU* by trying different things because what works for one candidate/recruiter may not work for another candidate/recruiter, even in similar context or industries. Use these resumes to get inspired. As Nedsferatu found out (thanks for sharing!), a bad resume can be the only thing preventing you from your next job.

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Chris says

Thank you for fixing the links, Jacob. Much appreciated. Great post.

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Daniel Lew Internet Marketing says

Nothing better than creative resume, great work in putting this together, thanks!

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danica says

These are all well and good ideas creating a resume, but these design features attract the person. The collection of resumes are very beautiful. It will be very useful for me. thank you

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Chris says

Didn’t see the link to 38 More Beautiful Resume Ideas That Work, until now. Just going to check it out now. 🙂

http://jobmob.co.il/blog/more-beautiful-resume-ideas-that-work/

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cs says

what types of font does Karla Martinez use?

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Jacob Share says

cs- if you click on the CV, you can see a bigger version with her email address. Why don’t you ask her?

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cs says

It’s fine. I’ve figured it out. Its Helvetica.

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S.ahmad says

i found very nice resume in your website!

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AnnonestMann (Patrick Lindley) says

@Laura_Siebert Yeah, I’ve finished the text and now I’m just messing with the format. I found some neat models at http://bit.ly/sQKH

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Dick says

Resumes are nothing more than a pack of lies and exaggerations. People using grandiose terms to describe simple tasks. An employer hiring from “facts” on a resume will always be disappointed when their employee eventually turns out to be someone different than they hired. A good resume should convey a persons personality. So design is everything. If you’re a funny person… be funny. If you’re an artistic person… be artistic. If you’re a simple person… be simple. Make it yours. Give your potential employer the help they need to find the right fit for the position they’re trying to fill.

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Farnush Anwar says

Loved the different beautiful Resumes. Awesome

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Kemistry101 (Spike) says

Looking to upgrade your resume but wanna stand out from the crowd?
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Michael E. Rubin, Blog Council says

As art, these are beautiful resumes. I would hang some on my wall.

As resumes, these are simply not workable. Not only would most be pitched right away (as some have said), they are impossible to import into the scanning devices that 99% of employers use now to scan through them.

I’m seriously amazed and disappointed in a lot of the childish comments on this thread, though. I guess creating great art is much more important than creating a career which both gives you nourishment of the soul and nourishment of the dinner plate.

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Adam says

There are a few nice examples here, but most of them are downright painful. Why did you choose to showcase 36?

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Jacob Share says

Adam- 36 isn’t a number that you often see in blog titles, and it was big enough to attract attention.

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Jay says

If the looks of a resume were the only thing that got interviews, you would have the market cornered. Great stuff.

Jay

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Ant says

Some nice designs.. I’ll give you that..
but, have your considered maintenance?
what happens then eh?
what about portability?
can your cv be read by bots?
agents are lazy, make it easy for them to find and pinpoint your skills
support microformats such as hresume in your online cv/resume.
Also have a nice design.
best, Ant

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Anne says

Someone mentioned that most resumes are submitted via email now, and that’s true. In order to keep your design intact and have it come across the HR desk as intended, submit it as a PDF. Just a thought for anyone who is determined to include graphics on their resume.

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Jacob Share says

Ant, Anne- good insight and tips, thanks for that.

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I’m in the process of revising my resume now, some of these are going to give me some great layout ideas. Very helpful!

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Paul Janke says

Great idea for printed resumes. However, a lot of companies are requesting that you cut and paste a plan text resume into their job site.

These graphics and great ideas. But, wouldn’t help in this digital posting situation.

Maybe there’s a way to stand out from the crowd using the digital cut and paste.

Please forward any ideas of gpjanke@ gmail.com

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Tony says

For those of you who are making the point that these resumes may look beautiful but cannot be submitted digitally, you are missing the exercise. These resumes are intended to be seen by design professionals either on paper or PDF format. They are not intended to be processed by HR for accounting jobs. That is why they are “designed”. Many of the people who submitted these made very deliberate choices about the paper they would be printed on and the people they would send them to. They are not intended to be posted on Monster.com and if they are they are looking for the wrong jobs.

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martin says

Awesome list here. Thank you VERY MUCH! I need to change my crappy Word-based resume.

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Tony P says

These are cool, i am trying to update my resume now. what programs are needed to do this kind of design..thank you for your time.
Tp.

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Jacob Share says

Tony P- most, if not all, of these resumes were designed by graphic designers who are very handy with programs like Photoshop, Illustrator and other design and page layout software. That said, you could use freeware like Gimp or Paint.NET to do the layout elements and then import the images into Microsoft Word or OpenOffice.

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@itsjeremy Thanks, at the moment I’m thinking design more than content. I just found this which is helpful designwise http://bit.ly/sQKH

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I’ll have to go with Andre Morgan’s template. It’s a bit modern yet retains the professional feel on it with comprehensive structure. Very nice to read if you’re an HR of a company or a recruiter.

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Dee says

How come you didn’t make them downloadable?

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Jacob Share says

Dee – I never thought of it. Why bother? People can just bookmark the article and use it as a reference.

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Debra says

As a professional resume writer, I love it when I have a client in an industry that allows a really ‘fun’ look. However, the look of the resume can NOT get in the way of the content of the resume! The design or color should be enough to catch the eye, but not so much you think a 4 year old got at it with a crayon! Generally speaking high profile, executive type positions do not work well with much color or design. Where as a chef or interior designer has more leeway in the creative element. Your resume text should be in a clear, clean, easy to read font and format.

If you have a beautiful resume, but no one can read it, all you have is a beautiful piece of paper and a quiet phone.

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These are definitely interesting resume ideas. But most of them look like they’d only work for those looking for creative types of jobs.

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Jenna at Boda Musica says

Those are excellent. I think for a designer it is quite a must to have such a resume.

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Resumes are important, but only part of the sales package. Consider creating a blog and a video resume to help you stand out from the crowd. Doing something creative, yet conveying your message in a way that is easy for your audience to understand will help slant the playing field in your favor.

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