Research tells us that we only have about 15 seconds of interacting with a stranger before they form an opinion of us and approximately 70% of that impression is based on appearance.
Whether we like it or not, as this telecommunications industry resume shows, appearance counts and attractive packaging helps sell.
Marketers will tell you that if you are selling a product, one of the best forms of advertising is the packaging that holds your product.
the same is true about the eye-appeal of a resume. In many ways you can think of a resume as the packaging that advertises you.
If you are interested in really standing out and getting positive attention in the job market, you may wish to consider creating a resume that includes some graphical elements such as charts, graphs, and callouts as this resume for a telecommunications industry business development executive does.