Creative Resume Layout

Are you looking for a creative resume layout? Well, check out the ten featured creative formats here and see if one of them fits your description, experience and personal preference. You don’t have to apply all of them across all job applications but select only those that will surely describe what type of position you are seeking for, and most importantly, what creative layout that will present you in the best manner possible.

Creative Resume Layouts

  1. The black and minimalist design and layout works for all types of job seekers in all industries. It is clean, crisp and to the point, so you can use it if you want to get creative but want to keep professional look.
  2. This creative resume format is divided into two columns and made use of icons and a little of graphics for medals and achievements. This may work for you, but watch out, as it may be too fancy to make use of.
  3. This creative format also made use of icons and graphics and has the two-column resume layout. It is organized in the sense every entry in the experience section is introduced by a date enclosed in a circle.
  4. Definitely, this is one of the most creative resume layouts and may work for people in the graphic design industry to display one’s creativity. However, it may be inappropriate if you were a doctor or a surgeon or in a similar equivalent field.
  5. Also making use of the two-column layout, this resume may work for imbibing a fun and free spirited applicant in the design industry. It is well divided but may be hard to read and print.
  6. Speaking of creativity, why don’t you look at this one? It maximizes the use of symbols and sections/blocks in the resume. It is space saving and looks pretty organize. One downside though is that it does not look that serious in appeal.
  7. Very creative and fun to look at, but it may be too fancy to use if you were looking to display more of your skills in the field than on formatting a resume. Still, it may be best to stick with traditional formatting with sections and subheadings for a more professional presentation.
  8. If you were a graphic designer, you may go for this formatting and style, as it may impress the recruitment manager to see how you are so good in designing even a resume.  If you were not anywhere in the creative industry, such as publishing, media or arts, then you may want to stay away from this template.
  9. Very minimalist for a creative template, this one looks good without so much fancy in it. It highlights specific sections cleverly using capitalized fonts on the headings to introduce the content under it.
  10. This resume looks good for someone in the information technology industry, but may not be for those in the research fields. It looks well organized except that the career summary on top is too lengthy to scan for a busy recruiter. Breaking it down into several sections might have worked better.

To view the complete list and to see what we’re talking about here, head on to Buzz Feed here.  If you were not anywhere in the creative business or industry, you may want to stay away from too creative formats that may not be able to highlight your best skills and work history.