I have been using a Word document for my resume. It is fairly bog standard, with the only colour being my photo. It actually covers two pages but the second one is even less interesting!
I spent a lot of time exploring different types of infographic resumes and was impressed by all the different features, colour and graphics. They were certainly eye catching!
But I began to realise that most people with these colourful, interesting resumes were either in the technology or graphic design business.
What would be appropriate for someone in education? Someone looking for an elementary teacher post?
Looking at TES and other similar sites it seems that most teachers are still using Word or Pages and that the general feeling is that education, particularly elementary is still very conservative. I then started to look at what previous Cohorts have done with this assignment. Many of them seemed to have the same feelings as me; that you need to find the fine line between safe and stand out.
So here is my new look resume.
It has colour; possibly too much. I have tried to include some different design features such as for interests and the colour blocks. I have deliberately used mainly muted colours so it isn’t too garish. I wanted to include at least one chart so I chose one for teacher experience. I have tried to keep the font uniform and taken care over the formatting. I used Piktochart and Google Drawing.
Here is the link in Google Photos Resume 2017
My thoughts one the new resume:
- It’s colourful, possibly still too much.
- It has all the main information I want on it.
- It still seems too crowded
- Should I have used bullet points for all the lists?
Will I use it?
Probably not as it stands. It still certainly needs more work (when I have more time!) and I would like to get some feedback from recruiters so will definitely ask my Admin what they think. If I was to use it I would probably buy the upgrade for Piktochart so that I can access more features.
Feedback very welcome!!