Online Résumés

In class on Tuesday, I asked you to find two well-designed online résumés and come to class on Thursday ready to share what you found. I’ll start things off with a few of my own links:

  • Sample Resume Template — This site hosts a very professional résumé template that you can download and customize. Since we are developing our own résumé designs for this assignment, please don’t use this template as-is. However, you may want to refer to it for inspiration.
  • Derek N. Mueller — Dr. Mueller’s curriculum vitae (an academic résumé) is simple (note the lack of color), but incredibly effective, thanks to excellent organization and bold headings.
  • Kathleen Fitzpatrick — Dr. Fitzpatrick’s c.v. is a great example of how a résumé can function as part of a WordPress site. Notice how easy it is to navigate the page, and pay particular attention to the use of sidebars on the right-hand side of the page.
  • Tanya Merone — A beautiful one-page résumé/portfolio, completely unlike the other examples linked above. This is a great example of how to incorporate visual material into a résumé, and it may give you ideas for the homepage portion of your project.

Please respond to this post with links to the résumés you found. If possible, write a sentence or two about why you like each résumé. If you’d like to post links to more than two résumés, please feel free to do so.

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18 Responses to Online Résumés

  1. Sarah says:
    I really like the consistency of colors and font choices.
    this one is fun and fits hers occupation.
    this is easy access and clean. looks professional.

  2. blake says:
    I like the sharpness and the clean lines; however, I would not have a picture.
    I am a really big fan of the lines and the simplicity of this resume.

  3. Holly says:
    I like this one because I feel it’s very clean and easy to navigate.
    The color pattern is nice to and it just has an overall professional look.
    This one is even better. It’s simple yet detailed. The site is very easy to use, and the features he added really show that he knows how to design a website.
    This one’s just bad. It hurts my eyes to look at it.

  4. Noah says:

    These résumé templates are successfully designed because they take full advantage of style and color for on-the-web display. Favorites: 2 & 3.

  5. Rachel says:

    I really like the simplicity of this one- the person’s personal logo at the top (could probably correlate with their business card) and the simple earth tones. The headers are nice (in all caps to create emphasis) and are set apart by a different color.

    This one I found very visually pleasing because of the left-aligned headings that take up about a third of the page, then the right-aligned text that takes up about the remaining 2/3. Very symmetrical and simple.

  6. Cassie says:

    This one, mainly because of the font face and the color. The grey on the white is very classy. However, the layout and size is…. daunting?

    Super clean and easy to follow. Very nice.

  7. Lisa Marie says:

    Resume #1: . I like this one because it’s resume is for a graphic designer, and it shows their creativity and novel design. The thing that I was curious about was that I couldn’t find the person’s name all that well. Or maybe I’m just blind.

    Resume # 2: . I really like the color in this one. All the resumes I’ve ever been familiar with – even my own – have been in black and white, so a pop of color is both daring and shows to me how successful this person is.

  8. Michael says:

    I like the minimalistic and sleek style of this one. It’s very professional and contemporary. The only element lacking is a traditional resume, but he provides more than enough valuable information about himself for potential employers to view.

    In opposition to the Martinez resume site, Kao’s is artistic, stylish, and modern. The use of this contemporary, unique design can help her to stand out amongst other personal resume sites. The menu is simple, straightforward, and easy to navigate. Showcasing her skill as a graphic designer through her website is just another way to impress potential employers.

  9. Ariel says:

    This one looked modern, so it would be helpful if you were applying for a job in which they needed to be sure you could design your own documents and web pages.
    This one I mainly liked because it was yellow…
    It’s more of a portfolio, but they shared enough aspects that I thought it would be helpful.

  10. Michael S. says:

    I like how visual this resume is. It suits the work that the applicant has done and is looking for.

  11. Anna says:

    Chevaughn S. Clowney– this is a 3D modeler’s resume, the initials on the resume reflect that; I also like how the job description is emphasized.

    Ryan Thomas–the colors are gross and that repeated image is weird and unnecessary, but I like the fact that this is the only resume I’ve seen without a white background.

  12. Maria says: – I like the straightforward style of this online resume, but the ads along the right side are distracting. – I don’t particularly like the colors of this resume, but I do like that she made her resume downloadable.

  13. Patrick says: – May or may not count as an online resume. I like really creative stuff, even if this is a bit show off-y.

  14. Josiane Amezcua says:

    This one is really organized and looks professional.

    This one is also very organized and easy to access.

  15. Chelsea says:

    I found these online resumes on a build-your own website: The three below are the resumes I really liked because they were straight to the point and appealing to the eye. Their overall set up and the bullets made it easy to locate the information employers would want to locate quickly when reviewing applications.
    1. Human Resources Executive
    2. News Reporter
    3. Fire Fighter

  16. Kel! says:

    I picked this one last night, but I’m starting to realize I don’t really like the way the resume itself is designed – it’s more just the simplicity of the site overall. I just think the simplicity is very effective.

    Kind of a similar deal here – I mainly like the rest of the page/site that the resume is on. I know Tara and it fits her.

  17. Carl says:

    I love the creative, unconventional layout of this resume.

    This one is simple and ultra-modern, perfectly adapted for a high-profile graphic design position.

  18. Aine says:
    The first resume has a simple yet modern look to it, yet I don’t like the middle alignment of the beginning text, and I feel she could have done a better job condensing some spacing.
    This second resume is kind of strange, but I like the blue gradient.
    I like the third link because it seems very clean and conspicuous with the purpose of the site.

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