Make Your Résumé Stand Out


When applying for the job, one of the easiest ways to make a great first impression is by your résumé.  Sometimes that may be your only way to make a great impression if there are a number of applicants.

So what can you do to make your résumé stand out?

What does a good résumé look like?  Is there a higher hire rate for those who have polished résumés?

What is the most important thing about creating a stand out résumé?


There are so many ways to design and layout your résumé, but you should focus on your content first and foremost.  Résumés are supposed to be a summary or a brief written account of a person.  Many people forget that their résumé should be a great summary of their journey throughout life.  It may be the only opportunity for someone get to know who you are out of hundreds or possibly thousands depending on where you applying.

One of the worst things we can do in life is assume.  Don’t ever assume.

Regarding résumés, don’t assume anything.  Spell out who you are, where you been, and where you are trying to go.  You need a résumé because it sells who you are.  You need to put some thought into creating a dynamic résumé that stands out starting with your content.

How should I design a stand out résumé?


There are millions of designs when it comes to résumés.  You just want to make sure that your résumé stands out.  You don’t have to put a bunch of pictures or draw stars and arrows on your résumé to make it stand out.  Matter fact, one of the best ways to make your résumé stand out is by keeping it simple.

Your résumé should be clean, neat, and easy to read.  One of the biggest pitfalls when creating a résumé is formatting.  Good formatting helps whoever is reading your résumé to keep reading it.  So, let’s look at an example résumé.

Example Résumé


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Don’t let your résumé find the pile of common, boring résumés.  Make sure your résumé is different.  Be creative, but be yourself and develop a stand out résumé.


What are challenges you face when developing your résumé? (Please help someone else by sharing your thoughts / comments below.)

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