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Jazz Up Your Resume to Make it Stand Out

The most important tool you can carry in your job finding tool box is a well written resume. The problem is that with so many people now looking for work a well written resume is a dime a dozen.

However, it is possible for you to stand out from the crowd by jazzing up your resume just a bit. This is an exercise that should be done with great caution. While a resume that is jazzed up enough to catch the attention of a potential employer is a good thing, one that is too jazzed up is a bad thing. So it is a delicate balance.

Some ways you can jazz up your resume are as follows:

  • Font: Go with a slightly fancier font than normal. Just be sure that he font is appealing to the eye and easy to read.
  • Bullet Points: Use bullet points to break up the monotony of your paragraphs and give each section a little flare. Again, don’t go overboard with this.
  • Paper: Believe it or not, the quality of paper is a great way to jazz up your resume. There is a big difference in paper quality and when put side by side, a low quality piece of paper sticks out like a sore thumb next to a high quality piece of paper.
  • Bold and Italics: Use these sparingly, but certainly implement them. A great place to use either is when separating sections of your resume with a sub-title.

By implementing these small but effective tricks your resume will be sure to get more looks than the average looking resume. It will also get more looks than the resumes that are too busy looking and come off as annoying. In the end it is all about the views, so be sure to find your balance and create the best looking as well as the most well read resume that you can.

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