Can Creativity Damage Your Job Application?

The important question to answer is: does a creative resume harm your overall application?

  • The overall CV layout is easy to navigate.
  • The most important information (e.g. years of experience, job title, frameworks, skills, education) is easy to spot.
  • Your contact details can be detected within seconds.
  • There is visual fluidity to your CV.
  • You use colour to highlight important information.
  • The basic information is hard to find due to the layout.
  • The design takes priority over the data.
  • There is too much colour and differing typography.
  • All the space is crammed with writing.
  • You leave out important information for the sake of the design.

How should your CV be represented if you’re in the design field?

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A UX/UI and Frontend Development Recruiter. Feel free to reach me at cathy.wojnicki@gempool.ie

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Cathy Wojnicki

Cathy Wojnicki

A UX/UI and Frontend Development Recruiter. Feel free to reach me at cathy.wojnicki@gempool.ie

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