Being able to sell yourself through a captivating resume in today’s hyper-competitive job market is more now important than ever.
here’s a quick step-by-step guide to revamping your own with Visme, a simple drag-and-drop tool for non-designers.
Choose a template
click on any of the text boxes to insert your own text. You can then choose from hundreds of fonts, change the color and 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 click on the text box and choose Copy from the pop-up menu.
To upload your picture, simply click on the Images tool on the toolbar on the left side of your screen and click on the Upload Image button at the top left of the docked panel that appears.
Once you’ve inserted your image, click on the Frames tab from the pop-menu that appears beside the picture. Choose the desired shape and adjust the crop area by clicking and dragging the corners of the frame.
Apply a color scheme
Select a text box, shape or icon and click on the color swatch at the top of the menu that appears. Then apply your own color in Colors, click on Presents 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, click on the Icons tool and type in a search term. In many cases, you’ll also be able to change the color scheme of the icon, including outline and fill colors.
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 quickly and easily using infograph widgets. Click on the Charts and Data Widgets tool and then choose from any of the data visualizations available. You can then customize them with your own values and text.
Make your resume interactive
Publish and share
Finally, you can share your resume by clicking on the Publish button at the top of your screen and choosing one of the file formats under the Download tab (JPG, PNG or PDF).
Or you can generate a URL to share it online by clicking on the View button under the Share tab.