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The Importance of a Resume Design

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Your Resume design, it can make or break a job application, open doors to new careers, and make a great (or dismal) first impression! When you send out your resume, you are really sending out a piece of yourself – it is that very first glimpse a potential employer or recruiter will see of your professional side. Therefore, it is imperative that you ensure it is representing you to your best advantage. Just like how you dress your best for an interview (you certainly would not wear a ‘onesie’), it is important to give your resume the same treatment – to make sure it is polished and presentable.

As a jobseeker in today’s competitive job market, it’s necessary to give yourself a competitive edge, and what better way to do that than to complement your skills, experience and qualifications with an industry appropriate resume design. The most important component of your job application for the Australian Public Service is your resume – it is always what the recruiter looks at first. Not only is a resume a chance to showcase your experience, but it is also a great way to make a good first impression and show off your professional brand. Yes, you want your resume to be professional and clean looking. However, you do not want it to be stale or generic. Make sure that a bit of your individuality comes through in your resume by leveraging an individualised and industry appropriate design complemented with fonts, colours and words that represent you.

The team at Public Service Resumes understand the importance of standing out from the crowd and that is why we offer over 130 professional resume design options to suit every industry. The wide range of designs we offer have been created by a highly skilled graphic design team and are sure to make an impact and lasting impression; ensuring you stand out from the hundreds of other applicants you will be up against. We are sure to have a design to suit everyone’s personal tastes and professional requirements. However, if we do not, the team can utilise aspects from a number of designs to create that perfect professional branding look for you. Moreover, for an additional fee, we can tailor a custom design that is specifically you using a design brief you provide.

When applying for a position where a more creative approach is not appropriate, it is always a safe bet to opt for a simple, text-based resume with clean fonts. However, that does not mean your resume has to look boring! In addition to our resumes consisting of eye-catching front cover page designs, we also offer a quarter page option, or for those applications requiring a more conservative look, we have a number of text-based options with just a hint of colour. Doing so ensures your professional brand has a little style while still keeping the overall presentation of your documents very businesslike. You can use the same colour scheme on your other documents to give your application a polished, pulled-together look.

Creating a distinctive professional brand or style for yourself really works wonders and provides you with an extra sheen of professionalism. Plus, once you have selected a suitable design or colour scheme, this brand is something that you can then extend to your cover letter, key selection criteria and even your LinkedIn profile. You can guarantee that with your professionally designed documents, you will be remembered for all the right reasons! Contact the team at Public Service Resumes today to find out how we can work with you to create your own professional brand!!

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