by Betsy Thayer
Your resume is a reflection of yourself, whether it be a clean, neat layout with a professional tone; or a talent profile reflecting your specific capabilities. Most professional resumes should only use neutral colors, with focus on a clean layout. Creative professionals have a little more leeway with design or color.
For example, a graphic artist could include a logo or an original design layout. An artist could include a small sample of their artwork as a header or footer. Other professions are not left out completely; watermarks are becoming a popular distinction as well (Hint: do not make it so distracting that no one will take it seriously). Creative professionals such as artists, photographers and the like benefit from a visually appealing sample of their ability. After all, the resume is showcasing their talents.
One benefit to hiring a Professional Resume Writer is content editing. Creative professionals might have a great original design for their resume, but content might be lacking. The advantage of a Professional Resume Writer is the third-party review. The writer can take a good resume and make it great!