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Being able to sell yourself through a captivating resume in today’s hyper-competitive job market is more important now than ever before.
Here’s a quick step-by-step guide to revamping your own resume with Visme, a simple drag-and-drop tool for non-designers.
Choose a template
When you are editing your project, click Basic from the Left Panel. Then click on the Suggested Content tab. Select Text Blocks for your content options and choose your desire text box styles you wish to insert. Once you do, you can then choose from hundreds of fonts, change the color, size or apply formatting (bold, italic or underline).
If you want to add a new text box with the same style and color as the ones already in the template, simply duplicate the text or copy and paste the text box.
To upload your picture, simply drag-and-drop your photo into the project or go to Graphic from the left panel. In the Photos tab, click Upload to find your picture and open it.
Once you’ve inserted your image with your image selected, click Frames. Choose your desire shape.
You then adjust the size and crop the area by clicking and dragging the corners of the frame.
Apply a color scheme
Select a text box, shape or icon. You then click on the color swatch at the top of the menu bar. Apply your color in Colors tab. You can also click on Presets tab to choose any of the predefined color combinations, or create your own color palettes in My Palettes.
To find relevant icons for your resume, select Graphics from the left panel. Under the Icons & Shapes tab, you are able to find any icon to fit your needs. There are many categories and styles (solid, filled, outline, etc) to choose from.
You could also select an existing icon on your resume to replace a new icon. Click on Replace icon on the top left of the screen and it will direct you to the Graphic from the left panel where you can find varieties of icons.
Insert graphs and charts
In your visual resume, make sure to emphasize accomplishments with specific figures and statistics. For example, you can state that you “decreased product delivery times by 25%” or that you “increased ad revenue by 50%.”
You can do this easily using our infographic widgets. Click on Data from the left panel and choose from any of the data visualizations you wish to add. You can then customize them with your own values and text colors.
Make your resume interactive
Publish and share
Finally, you can share your resume by clicking Share at the top right of the screen. You then go to Publish for Web option to get the link to share online.