Let’s get real here. The only thing most people hate more than making a resume, is making cover letters. You can spend hours I’m both of these things for one position, and know in your heart you know one probably will ever it them.
But let me share a little secret with you. If you make your own beautiful resume, like…. a knock-the-socks-off-them piece of art, they’re going to look at your resume. There will probably be a lot of “Janet! Come look at THIS!”
Plus, if you work really hard on it just ONCE, all you have to do for each job you apply to is to update the document with minor changes to your job skills.
I used to see these beautiful and resumes floating around the internet and thought they were exclusive to graphic designers. But I finally figured out how people are getting them:
You use a professionally designed template! It’s seriously so easy it’s a game changer. You download it immediately after you buy it and you open it in Word. Then save it forever and update it without having to learn how to do graphic design or any of the yucky formatting. The one I used came from this awesome creator on Etsy. And there are tons of others if you just take a peak around.
Trust me, I have tried to save the $5 and make my own beautiful resume templates. I spent DAYS making a friends resume once using Picmonkey. And when the time came a year later to update it, I couldn’t go back in and edit it because it was a picture, not a document. Seriously- never again.
Your time is worth a lot more than the $5-$15 most of these beautiful resume templates cost. Plus, grabbing them from a place like Etsy supports fellow online entrepreneurs- so you can feel awesome about that!
You’re also free to go to File>New and search for resume templates from Microsoft Word. But be warned, most hiring managers are not going to take a look at these and be blown away right off the get-go.
Once you’re done editing your beautiful resume in Word, remember to always print as a PDF (scroll through the various printers in your print settings to see if your computer has something like this or download a software like cute PDF). It’s much more professional to send over a PDF then a word doc that has formatting lines and scribbles.
Have you tried to make your own beautiful resume? We’d love to hear how it turned out! Comment below.