Some basic tips on Design of the resume so that you can quickly create a fairly impressive resume in next 60 minutes:
Remember that we want to present ourselves as professional and thorough, regardless of whatever other traits you may prefer to highlight. And we want to advertise.
So keep in mind the following 10 design points:
1. Use a portrait layout. Never ever use a landscape layout. Some enthusiasts change the layout to appear different but end up irritating the recruiter. Either in print or screen, sudden change of layout when one is reviewing other resumes and browsing other documents as well (99.99% of them being in portrait layout) is extremely distracting.
2. Spelling mistakes are greatest crimes in resume building. I would throw away a resume immediately I find a spelling mistake. After all if one is so careless about his own self-projection, how can he take his job seriously! You may differ from me, but that is how most serious recruiters think.
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