Finding a new job can be a very stressful time and we all know that a good CV is key to getting your foot in the door, however trying to be too fancy can create the opposite effect. Using different typefaces, adding photos, patterns and boxes can make your CV look fantastic when printed on paper, but as it passes through various email formats and IT packages it can get hugely distorted and stand out for the wrong reasons. Ensuring a distorted CV is readable and presentable can become a big challenge for a recruiter and your CV may be pushed to the bottom of their list if equally good candidates have applied for the role with a straightforward CV.
Don’t miss out on your dream job. Stick to keeping your CV simple.