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30 Special Resume Designs To Impress Employers

30 Special Resume Designs To Impress Employers

We can all agree that first impressions are important factors in a variety of situations in day-to-day life. One scenario in which they are particularly important is in the search for employment. It’s a tough world of competition in the job market and the best way to beat the competitive rush is by making the best first impression you possibly can. This first impression lies in the good old resume.

The last thing you want is to get knocked out of the playing field by a person with a more attractive resume. To get you started, here a few special resume designs certain to impress any employer.

1. Elegance

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    Some employers will prefer a nice, simple, elegant design, highlighting your achievements in standard text. This resume is well suited for mundane job applications such as secretary/temp work. This shows your employer you are simple and straightforward and can get work done to the utmost efficiency.

    2. Personal

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      Keep it short, sweet and personal. You don’t have to be so formal with this type of resume. You want to come across as trustworthy and easily-relatable. Throw in a thumbnail photo for extra connection. Don’t be afraid to add your own flavor to the layout of the resume.

      3. John Smith

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        This elegant resume design is sure to catch an extra precious few seconds of your employer’s attention. A few splashes of color can do a lot for a plain resume. Throw in some fancy headings and you have a winner. This resume design is extremely versatile and can be used in any situation, making it the ideal universal resume.

        4. Chessboard-Style Layout

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          Ideal for a creative job, your employer will be caught guard by the stunning layout of your resume. Co-ordinate colors and make sure that the boxes don’t end up unorganized and hard to read, and you’ll have yourself one fancy resume. Make sure the colors highlight your achievements. That’s what you want your employer to be looking at after all.

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          5. A Bold Header

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            You want the employer to remember your name. When it gets to the interview stage, wouldn’t it be nice to have your name as the name they remember simply because it stood out on your resume. Don’t be afraid to go big when it comes to identifying yourself. You might just get lucky.

            6. Personal Branding

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              Speaking of making your name memorable, why not jazz it up and turn it into a personalized logo instead? Not only is it attractive to employers seeking entrepreneurs, but it will be able to help you with personal branding later on in your career.

              7. Dark Background

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                Some employers might be simply sick of staring at white paper. It may be the tiniest of changes, however the change of color scheme is what could potentially make you stand out in the eyes of your employer. Don’t lose their attention for a second. Go dark background for a change.

                8. A Different Texture

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                  In addition to dark paper, spend a little more attention with textured paper. Any way you can use to be remembered, use it. Keep the resume professional for business purposes. Use block letters and a monochromatic color scheme to impress any potential employer.

                  9. Straight to Business

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                    A simple black and white scheme, show employers how professional and efficient you can be. Never underestimate the power of going back to basics. Highlight your achievements rather than your name or other aspects.

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                    10. Be Picky With Fonts

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                      Don’t stick to two fonts. Use three or four, depending on how many subheadings you plan to have. It will make your resume less boring and more likely to make an impression. Don’t be afraid to use illustrations. Some employers don’t want to spend all their time reading.

                      11. Don’t Underestimate the Sidebar

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                        Sidebars are a great way of drawing attention to aspects of importance on your resume. It’s also a great way of using the most of the space on a page. Layout is extremely important when it comes to an attractive resume.

                        12. Try Sticking to a Theme

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                          Employers take note of creativity. The themes presented in your resume can be the first chance you get to show off your design skills. Don’t waste time earning extra points in the eyes of your employer.

                          13. Two Columns

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                            Columns are space savers, and they’re attractive. Why not try them out?

                            14. Elegant font

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                              Grab their attention, fonts are one of the easiest ways to do so. Catch their attention, win the job!

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                              15. Back to Business

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                                Don’t beat around the bush. Some employers like it straightforward. This is the resume for you.

                                16. Make a Profile

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                                  Outline yourself. Make yourself look attractive. Stand out from the rest.

                                  For the lovers of creative, unique resumes, here are few more that you might appreciate having a look at:

                                  17. Earthy Colors

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                                    18. Simple Enhancement

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                                      19. Corner Image

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                                        20. Color Splash

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                                          21. Information Boxes

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                                            22. Beautiful Borders

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                                              23. Jazz Up Your Image

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                                                24. Use Graphs

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                                                  25. Get Funky With Graphics

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                                                    26. Notepad

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                                                      27. Impress Your Company

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                                                        28. Advertise Yourself

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                                                          29. The Film Enthusiast
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                                                            30. Creative Layout

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                                                              10 Most Successful Entrepreneurs and What We Can Learn from Them

                                                              10 Most Successful Entrepreneurs and What We Can Learn from Them

                                                              Apart from making crucial decisions for their own businesses, entrepreneurs innovate and grow their ideas. Albeit there being no cookie-cutter answer that fits everyone’s experiences, taking a look at some of the most successful entrepreneurs today, you might spot some similar traits and characteristics.

                                                              Starting and nurturing a business entails a great amount of hard work and commitment. However, for aspiring entrepreneurs who are prepared to dedicate themselves to their vision, here are 10 most successful entrepreneurs you can learn from:

                                                              1. Melanie Perkins: Know Your Worth and Keep Trying

                                                                Melanie Perkins founded Canva, a Sydney-based business valued at $1Billion having successfully raised a number of rounds of successful funding and boasting more than 10 Million users in 179 countries.[1]

                                                                She told BBC that one of the biggest challenges she faced getting into the business was talking about her company’s accomplishments when she first got to Silicon Valley. She attributed this difficulty to a cultural difference where Australians tend to ‘talk down’ their achievements and this would slow down her fundraising progress for a few years.

                                                                Despite hundreds of rejections, Melanie emerged three years later with a much clearer strategy and stronger investor pitch that prompted a series of fundraising rounds netting the company $82Million of funding in total.[2]

                                                                2. Bill Gates: Keep Learning and Exploring

                                                                  If you don’t know Bill Gates, you likely know the company he founded – Microsoft.

                                                                  Bill Gates’ story is a prime example of nurturing an idea that might seem out of this world but make sense in the future. One of the most successful entrepreneurs in history did not complete his degree at Harvard University to pursue a vision that the technology would soon become the future.

                                                                  He told a white lie to Altair, saying that he had made a computer program for them, therefore pushing himself to create a system that would change modern history.

                                                                  “The most important speed issue is convincing everyone that the company’s survival depends on moving as fast as possible.”

                                                                  Gates’ success is built on self-improvement and the seeds of an idea.

                                                                  3. Elon Musk: Never Stop Innovating

                                                                    Traditional thinking suggests that in order to become a successful entrepreneur, one must focus in a single field or industry.

                                                                    Elon Musk, however, breaks that rule.

                                                                    Today, the multifaceted tech entrepreneur, investor, and engineer advocates for the diversification of skills and businesses by delving into various fields of interest.

                                                                    When done right, skills in a single domain can be carried over then applied into contrasting industries to create something new the world might need. Musk owes his accomplishments to a constant thirst for knowledge.

                                                                    Having birthed Tesla and a myriad of products across the arenas of aeronautics and software design, Musk continues to evolve as an entrepreneur and plans to innovate for the long haul.

                                                                    4. Richard Branson: Develop People First

                                                                      British entrepreneur Richard Branson founded Virgin Records in the early 1970s. Virgin Records has since grown into the Virgin Group, today responsible for over 400 companies.

                                                                      The billionaire is strongly particular about working with a team that shares his core values and aspirations.

                                                                      Branson believes that managing a business can become taxing, thus he acknowledges his employees for putting in the effort that they have.

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                                                                      A good leader knows how to raise morale for positive productivity. Utilising emotional intelligence and compassion is a game changer in seeing results within a team.

                                                                      Branson’s supports the idea of nurturing a positive work environment, with the belief that credentials must go hand-in-hand with an enthusiasm for work.

                                                                      5. Jeff Bezos: A Relentless Focus on Customer Satisfaction

                                                                        Having founded Amazon, Jeff Bezos is known to be one of America’s most successful entrepreneurs. The e-commerce pioneer fixates himself on angry customers with the belief that a business’s loopholes are found in the experiences of unsatisfied customers.

                                                                        For the 8th year in a row, customers have ranked Amazon as the number one in customer service (according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index).

                                                                        While numerous companies ignore unhappy customers, Bezos found success in learning from reviews and surveys. By focusing on customer service, Amazon shows they care, both for their customers and for rising above their competitors.

                                                                        While praise and recognition are signs that a business is accelerating, criticism is an opportunity to improve a product or a service.

                                                                        6. Mark Zuckerberg: Start Small, Think Big

                                                                          Valued at over 55 billion dollars today, Mark Zuckerberg built the first version of what would become a social networking giant in his Harvard University dorm room. As one of the world’s youngest entrepreneurs, Zuckerberg undoubtedly took countless calculated risks to get his brilliant idea to its current status with 2.38 billion active monthly users.

                                                                          “The biggest risk is not taking any risk.”

                                                                          He’s always daring to explore with a fearless mindset.

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                                                                          The young tech entrepreneur never shied away from innovating outside of the box. Soon after Facebook became a hit to users and advertisers, big corporations took interest in buying Facebook from Zuckerberg.

                                                                          However, he took the risk and decided to stay with his creation. Turning down billions of dollars offered by Yahoo CEO, Terry Semel, he envisioned turning his brainchild into something much bigger than what it already was then.

                                                                          7. Steve Jobs: Live Your Own Dreams

                                                                            Steve Jobs lived a rocky path all his life and an aspect of which is a tumultuous career.

                                                                            The founder of Apple endorsed his beliefs on the temporality of life and limitations of time. He preached about the importance of working on the very legacies people wish to leave behind, an achievement he’s undoubtedly etched into the the archives of human history.

                                                                            Never one to hide under someone’s shadow, Jobs did not live by anybody else’s principles so he formed his own. He tirelessly dedicated himself to building a unique brand of products that became the benchmark for contemporary technology.

                                                                            After his highs and lows through his brief battle with cancer, Jobs concludes with yet another lesson to takeaway from his remarkable life. “No matter how much money you have, even the richest man can’t buy time.”

                                                                            8. Warren Buffett: Balance is Essential to Success

                                                                              Despite being the third wealthiest person in the world, Warrant Buffett sported a frugal lifestyle for most of his life.

                                                                              After buying a house in Omaha, Nebraska for just above 31,000 dollars, he has lived there since 1958. As a leading investor and a founder at Berkshire Hathaway, Buffett believes in setting aside an amount to save and spend only on necessities.

                                                                              With a long term goal as a top priority in mind always, treating oneself can be sustainable once in a while. He advices to save money by deciding first and foremost what aspects to scrimp on and what aspects to splurge on to ensure a happy and balanced lifestyle.

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                                                                              9. Jack Ma: Never Give up

                                                                                On every journey to success, everybody stumbles and arrives at roadblocks. Some more than most, like Jack Ma, who survived countless rejections and failures only to get back up and brave every storm.

                                                                                Ma is the founder of multinational technology conglomerate Alibaba Group. Despite being rejected to Harvard after every one of his 10 applications, Ma was never defeated.

                                                                                His grit and tenacity is a fine testament to the fact that grades do not determine a future. While qualifications on paper are important, the development of skills and an attitude is just as helpful in making a recipe for success.

                                                                                Despite finding himself in the verge of bankruptcy in the 1990s, Jack Ma possessed the resilience to put one foot in front of the other until he finally made it. “It’s important to have patience,” he says.

                                                                                10. Tan Min Liang: Passion Can Pay Off

                                                                                  Tan Min Liang is the founder of the leading high-performance gaming hardware, Razer. Always on the look out for new opportunities to connect and scale his business, Tan has been bold in making many of his life’s decisions.

                                                                                  Having deviated from a traditional path set by a family that consists of doctors and lawyers, Tan was to find his life’s work and passion while gaming with his older brother.

                                                                                  The idea was simple: there were so many games out there to play, however, there were hardly any gaming equipment to match this.

                                                                                  So he dropped out of law and began going a different direction, into creating solutions in the gaming industry. At the start of 2019, Tan wrote to tech luminary Elon Musk to which Musk’s reply suggested of a joint venture between two of the most successful entrepreneurs today.

                                                                                  Final Thoughts

                                                                                  In today’s cutthroat world, the road to becoming a successful entrepreneur is a long and arduous process trailed with ups and downs. A valuable lesson that a good hand of entrepreneurs would love to convey to aspiring entrepreneurs is to keep the spirit of innovation and to explore uncharted waters.

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                                                                                  Learning from experience and failure is one direction to a desired end goal. Exhibiting the same dedication and grit so many entrepreneurs have through their unexpected careers – today’s budding visionaries ought to hang on their dreams and leave room for improvement along the way.

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