Here is a video showing unique skills for resume building – which will help you stand from the crowd. Everyone uses Word to create a resume. In addition, we are going to use Excel and PowerPoint as well. Differentiation is everything. Watch the 5 min video.
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Here are the topics covered in the video. Although this video is about building resumes, you can use these ideas for any other type of document as well.
- 00:00 – Introduction
- 00:46 – Use Word Styles
- This is a no-brainer. Always use Styles. Watch this video for details.
- 01:19 – No tabs. Use Tables
- A common mistake is to use tabs for alignment. It never ends well. Use tables without gridlines. This gives you maximum control.
- 01:33 – Format your photo
- Photo is very important. Make it stand out using shapes and shadow. Use powerful photo editing features like corrections and tone to refine the photo.
- 02:43 – Navigation with hyperlinks
- Hyperlinks within the text helps the recruiter navigate quickly. They will thank you for the added convenience.
- 03:40 – Add images
- 04:15 – Page background
- 04:46 – Use appropriate fonts
- 05:50 – Embed Excel or any other file
- 06:52 – Insert a map
- Create a map in Excel using locations related to your work. This is a visual way of showing your experience in an appealing manner.
- 08:45 – Insert a chart
- 09:19 – Create PowerPoint resume
- Yes. PowerPoint. Create an interactive presentation to put forward your skills with power. Use the Section Zoom feature of PowerPoint to add interactivity. No need to manually add hyperlinks.
Will not creating a resume in this way, come in the way of ATS screening.
Yes. Of course. Any system which expects a fixed input type will not scan the PPT.
However, if you are shortlisted, the presentation can be your USP.
I am not recommending attaching only the presentation.
The traditional Word / PDF resume can go with it.