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  1. Dave Jensen said:

    Those are a thing of beauty. Colorful, eye catching, and so on. Sounds great on the surface, until you realize that the business of developing a CV for jobs is one of conforming. It’s not one of “being different” — you can express yourself in any way you’d like once you are in the system and going to an interview, perhaps even bringing along a graphic representation of your career progress as in the examples here. But, when applying to jobs, you have to fit in with the standard appearance of such documents as CV’s and resumes. It’s not the place to be “different.” Years ago, when every application came in through the mail, candidates would try to “stand out” by printing their resume or CV on purple paper, or to use a whole lot of really unusual fonts. Our clients would toss those before any other. It may not feel right for the person who wants to be seen as an individual, but conforming on job applications has decades of history behind it. It’s after you get the call for an interview that you can let your freak flag fly, not in the application process. Dave Jensen, CareerTrax Inc.

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  2. Simran Bhullar said:

    @Dave Jensen: My thoughts were the same. I remember when I was writing my thesis, we had no standard guidelines for fonts and I wanted to use “Comic sans” for headings, I was advised not to. I actually like these colorful representations for the CVs and I think they are rather atttractive and definitely command an attention by themselves, but on the other hand, I feel they may be taken as “not serious”.
    Simran