You’ve just finished making your Word document and are ready to send it off to your potential employer. But before you upload that document and forget about it, take a minute to spruce up the appearance of your resume with these simple tweaks involving Resume Processing Services.
In this blog post, we’ll show you how to convert a Word document into an eye-catching resume that stands out — complete with special Resume Formatting, headings, and all sorts of white space. A few hours and a bit of patience — depending on your computer skills, these instructions will take you about an hour to complete.
Following this tutorial, you should be able to create resumes that are much more attractive without fancy resume formatting and that stand out from the crowd.
White Space Is the Key to Stunning Resumes
When creating a resume — or when designing a website — white space is the key to stunning results. The most important aspect of this design is that all content is visible — there are no distractions. If you are designing an eye-catching resume, you will want to follow the same basic rules: keep it simple, let all content be visible, and use white space to create a good balance between text and images. This is where it gets a little tricky because you don’t have control over the text but if you follow our instructions, your Word document will look stunning.
How To Add White Space to Your Resume
- Open your document in Word. Choose “View” from the top menu and select “Toolbars”. Select the “Graphic” toolbar and select the layout you want to work with. In this example, we will be using a layout with wide margins, set at 3 Inches. This is our first area of white space. The margins are wide enough to make sure that our content is centered nicely.
- Select the “Paragraph” tool, and select the top margin of your layout. Click on “Toggle Bold” to use all capitals in the content. Select:
- The “Headline” tool and select each headline one by one. Set the font size to “Small”, then select the margins between paragraphs; a good tip is to use at least 10 pixels between each paragraph. Select the right margin and set it to “1 Inch”.
- You can also use horizontal lines between paragraphs, but that’s optional. Now is a good time to go back over your headline fonts and make sure they are all set to the same size. If you are designing a resume, remember that very few large companies still use Times New Roman or Arial — so be sure that yours has a professional font and layout.
- Now select “View” from the top menu and select “Comments”. Just below the ribbon, you should see a large box with a few comments inside it.
- Make sure they are all formatted to “Bold” and “Italic”. If not, click on the comment tool and go over each one until you’ve formatted them correctly.
- Now choose “File” from the top menu and select “Save As”. Save your file as a PDF file. You can also choose to save your file as XML (which lets you edit your resume later) or HTML (which lets you embed links).
- Saving this as a PDF is an easy way to save your resume as a PDF so that you can send it through email or print it and send it through regular mail.
- Before you leave your Word document, go over your text with the “Bold” and “Italic” tools. It’s important to make sure that everything is formatted correctly because if there are any mistakes, they will be preserved in the PDF version of your resume.
- Don’t be afraid to use the “Bold” tool for headings, and the “Italic” tool for titles. Experiment with different fonts — you may be surprised by how something as simple as a font can completely change the look of your resume.
Select the Right Paper
If you’re trying to make an impression, you need to use professional-looking paper. For this tutorial, we’re using A3 paper (21 x 29.7″) to give us a nice balance between text and images. We recommend printing the document on a laser printer. By taking full advantage of all aspects of your printer, from the quality of the toner to the speed of your printer, you can create professional-looking documents quickly and easily. If you’re not familiar with how professional printers work or need help choosing a printer, check out our post on expensive/high-quality printers vs cheap/low-quality printers.
Now You’re All Set to Create a Professional Resume
Congratulations! You have finished your first-ever resume. It’s not difficult, and it’s affordable. Most of the work has been done for you; you just need to follow the simple step-by-step directions and you’ll be ready to go in no time. There are tons of other tutorials on how to create
In this blog post, we’ll show you how to convert a Word document into an eye-catching resume that stands out — complete with special Resume Formatting, headings, and all sorts of white space. A few hours and a bit of patience — depending on your computer skills, these instructions will take you about an hour to complete. but I want to emphasize this one because it will allow you to create professional-looking documents that stand out from the crowd.