(Written tongue-in-cheek one year during the holiday season…)
As long as job hunters have tried to stand out (and feel they need new tricks to do so), there’s been the question of color for a resume.
Way back in the Stone Age when I was a candidate, the big no-no was colored paper. Now, it seems that the concept of color ON a resume is still catching on.
My Careerealism post on resume trends brought this to light very quickly.
While I mentioned several up-and-coming techniques that have helped my resume clients immensely, one hot button seemed to be color.
Should you or shouldn’t you? Answer these questions first:
- Is your field reasonably cutting-edge (say, technology)?
- Do you want to spark interest and intrigue among employers?
- Are you open to open to trying new things?
If you’ve answered yes to any of these, then resume color might be a great advantage for you.
However, if your idea of novelty is using borders for the first time, then it might be best to hold off on color and rely on shades of gray to spice up your resume. Continue reading