Resume Template Tutorial
This Resume Template Tutorial will help guide you in choosing the most effective resume template to use for your situation taking into account your abilities, education, job history and career needs.
How to Use a Resume TemplateWhen using our resume template tutorial you will want to consider which format would best present your information to an employer. Your mission is to convey your abilities, education and job history to an employer as quickly as possible since they will probably spend less than 30 seconds deciding if they should throw your resume in the trash.
A simple way to use this resume template tutorial would be to use our free resume creator, which has no fees at all, and just start with the default style #1. During the process you will go to the page where you will select the “Formatting” to arrange your info in the most optimized manner. Again, just use #1 (the default), then continue through all the steps until you reach the end. When you are finished filling in the blanks in the creator program you can preview your information and see how it looks finished and formatted.
If you revisit the Style page you will be able to try out all 25 of the styles, from there you can choose your favorite. Change the colors too for more variety and if you used a picture try different ones to customize it even more.
When you see it in front of you start to think about how your information relates to the job you intend to apply for. If your abilities, education and job history are strong it will be easier to accomplish this task. If your information is weak relative to the job in question then it is more important to properly optimize your resume sections to present your info in the most favorable light. This is where the order of the sections and our guide becomes important. Choose a format that puts your most important info at the top.
If you have a long education or job history and your resume runs longer than the customary one or two pages it may be beneficial to choose a more compact style like #5, #7, #21 or #23.
If your history is short and you want to make it appear that there is more substance than there really is use a more spaced out style like #3, #4, #11, #12, #14, #15, #19 or #24. Use a photo if you want to include one.
It is suggested that you try all the styles and tips in this resume template tutorial to present your capabilities most favorably. Aside from style selection you can also choose a more compact or less compact font and a larger or smaller font size. This will also help make everything fit on fewer pages. More tutorials can be found in our help and tips section.
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Pick a Resume Template Tutorial for 2019You will want to consider these points:
- How long will your resume be?
It is customary to use one or two pages.
- Will you write relevant info or filler?
Useless words just add to the length.
- Will the font and font size be easy to read?
Try different fonts and sizes.
- Will the formatting put your important info at the top?
Experiment with various formats to choose the best.
- Will you reword your sentences to make them shorter?
If your resume is long this may help shorten it.
- Will you use the correct spelling and proper grammar?
The creator program provides basic spelling and grammar checking.
- Will the template you chose allow you to read rapidly?
If it can't be read quickly it may end up in the trash.
- Will you try different combinations of formats and templates?
Custom combinations can yield the best results.
- Will you pick easy to read colors?
Use contrasting, non-distracting colors.