Let Someone Else Help You Look Like A Genius


By: Drew McManus

In the wake of Samantha Teter’s ArtsHacker article about what to avoid when creating your resume, it seems fitting to offer up some resources that can let even those with zero design skills put together an effective, and eye-catching, resume.

CreativeMarket.com has more than 2,000 resume templates at affordable prices; anywhere from $2-$15 for single templates and $15-$50 for collections.

Keep in mind, you want to make sure that any template comes in a file format you can edit; some geared expressly for use inside Adobe Creative Suite products (InDesign, Illustrator, etc.) while others come with versions that let you use Microsoft Word. Just look for the included file types for any template in the right hand sidebar:

Resume Template File Types

If you still aren’t certain, you can leave a message for the author; most respond in short order and are even willing to provide any included help files so you can see first hand what’s involved.

By and large, these are a big step up from templates that come bundled with an office suite. Use the tips from Sam’s article along with the post she referenced from inc.com to identify a template that will let you sidestep those bear traps.

Are there any other resume template resources you recommend?

Drew McManus
Drew McManus
In addition to my consulting business, I'm also the Principal of Venture Industries Online but don’t let that title fool you into thinking I'm just a tech geek. I bring 20+ years of global broad-based arts consulting experience to the table to help clients break the cycle of choosing one-size-fits-none solutions and instead, deliver options allowing them to get ahead of the tech curve instead of trying to catch up by going slower. With the vision of legacy support strategy and the delights of creative insights, my mission is to deliver a sophisticated next generation technology designed especially for the field of performing arts. The first step in that journey began in 2010 when The Venture Platform was released, a purpose-designed managed website development solution designed especially for arts organizations and artists. For fun, I write a daily blog about the orchestra business, provide a platform for arts insiders to speak their mind, lead a team of intrepid arts pros to hack the arts, lead an arts business incubator, and love a good coffee drink.
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