Ask DN: What does your Résumé (CV) look like?

almost 9 years ago from Jonathan Shariat, Designer @ Google | Author @ O'Reilly | Podcaster @ DesignReview

  • Drew ShimomuraDrew Shimomura, almost 9 years ago

    hey maxime, my first impression is that it's visually busy and stuffed. I think it would benefit from a bunch more whitespace and, as was mentioned, better info hierarchy.

    Breaks between different content chunks (like different jobs, different schools) are not clear. whitespace it up!

    As a shoot-from-the-hip answer, I'd say remove the icons in the top section (they're redundant), and describe the work/projects with prose. the skills section could take up 1/4th the space.

    something that I don't like personally but might be subjective is that the two columns make it difficult to skim, which most people will do. most resumes have a single column, or at least a primary column, of content. I would try to put all of the main information into a single column, w 2ndary info on the sides.

    my 2 cents.

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