HOW TO DESIGN YOUR CTO RESUME TO BE MORE SKIMMABLE
CTO Resume Before & After
Use the slider below to view our stunning before and after transformation of this CTO executive resume.
CTO Project Brief
The visual appeal of your CTO resume can make a huge difference in the overall results it produces.
But, the content of your resume should always be your first priority.
Design choices should be made strategically and always with the goal of making your resume more easily skimmable (leave a dynamic impression and convey key points with a glance) and more easily readable, for those who read it in depth.
Put yourself in the shoes of the resume recipient.
Respect your reader.
Reviewing resume after resume is monotonous and boring. As they have been in this executive CTO resume, design elements can be used to highlight important information and breakup the monotony of reading typical resumes.
This resume includes a quote at the beginning from a former U.S. president. This is an uncommon technique, but is effective in this case because the quote reinforces this client’s personal brand in a powerful way.
Also take a look at the previous experience section of this CTO resume. Did you see that it was undated? Even if you noticed, it is unlikely that it was the first thing you noted. A previous experience section like this is very helpful when you have older experience that is still relevant, yet you don’t want to include dates to age you and potentially be the cause of age discrimination.
One final important point: check out the education section. This candidate did not have a college degree. But, rather than just leaving it completely off the resume we included the coursework he had taken toward a degree. This helps to rank for the important educational degree keywords and also helps to take attention off the lack of a degree by human readers.