So you’re interested in making your resume stand out with colors.
But will color on a resume attract employers or turn them away?
Color on a resume used to be widely considered unacceptable. But the perspective of employers is different now in 2021. In fact, colors on a resume could be an advantage in making your candidacy stand out.
How do you know if colors on a resume is right for you? And how much color is too much?
The answer to these questions are unique to a candidate’s industry and how the resume is used. To understand what level of color is right for you, let’s first think through the lifecycle of a resume.
Resumes are reviewed and evaluated in the following ways:
Color on a resume can have either a good or bad impact at any of these steps. Let’s think through the employer’s perspective to understand this further.