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How to Create a Resume

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

1
Create a Visme account at www.visme.co with your name and email. Then, give a title to your new project and choose the Infographic option from the content menu.

2
In the search bar, type in the term “resume” to browse through the dozens of resume templates.

3
Once you’ve decided on a design, simply click on the theme to customize it.

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Insert text

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.

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Tip: To help you neatly align your text and objects, simply navigate to the hamburger menu at the top left of your screen and activate the Show Grid option under View Options.

Frame images

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.

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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.

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Tip: Depending on the position and company you’re applying to, including a photo of yourself may be inadvisable. In some cases, such as modeling or acting positions, not including one is a poor form.

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.

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Tip: You can apply your own color scheme by clicking on the plus sign under the My Colors tab in the pop-up menu and inserting the hex code of the specific hue.

Replace icons

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.

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To create a cohesive and professional look, choose one type of icon style (outline, flat or glyph) and stick to it throughout your visual resume.

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.

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Tip: You can also visualize your skills and strengths with a horizontal bar chart, as seen in the video above.

Make your resume interactive

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In this version, you can go all out by inserting a video of yourself or even an audio narration. To do this, simply click on the Video tool and paste the URL of your video resume.

2
To record your own audio(which will play automatically when a visitor views your resume online), simply click on the Audio tool and choose the Record Audio option at the top right of the docked panel.

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You can also include LinkedIn or Twitter icons that you can then link to your online profiles. To do this, select the icon and then click on the Link option and paste the URL. You can also include an icon that links to your online portfolio.

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Tip: So that your viewers can see your resume in full-screen mode, make sure to click on Publish and activate the Responsive option under the Publish Settings tab.

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.

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Tip: You can easily password protect your project by choosing the Private option under the Share tab and inserting your password.

Watch a Video: How to Create a Visual Resume

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