How To Make A Visual Resume In PowerPoint That Will Land Your Dream Job

2 min readJan 26, 2018

Visual resumes have started appearing on the desks, and computer screens, of many business owners and HR hiring specialists. With competition so fierce in the job market, many people are using visual resumes to stand out from the crowd. If you’ve always wondered how a visual resume looks like and if you want to know how you can make one easily, then you’re in luck. In today’s tutorial, I’m going to show you how to make a visual resume on PowerPoint plus a few samples to give you some inspiration.

How To Make A Visual Resume In PowerPoint

The first thing we have to do is to resize our PowerPoint slide. To do this, we have to go to Design > Slide Size > Custom Slide Size.

How to resize your PowerPoint slide for your visual resume

In the Slide Size dialog box, select Letter Paper (or another size depending on your location). Then set the Orientation to Portrait.

Choose Letter Paper size for your PowerPoint visual resume and set it to Portrait orientation

Now we’ve got our blank slide to work on:

The new slide size for our PowerPoint visual resume example

What comes next is totally up to you. There’s no limit to your imagination, and there are no set rules when it comes to visual resumes. They can be as simple or as colorful as you like. You can use custom graphics and download vector icons online. Also, you can use any kind of font you want. Just keep in mind who you’re going to be giving your visual resume to. Again, you may want to match your design to what the company or recruiter is looking for. If you want ideas, check out these sample visual resumes below.

Visual Resume Samples (Yes, These Can Be Recreated In PowerPoint)

  • Sample 1: A Two-column visual resume with a minimalistic approach.The use of icons is a nice touch.

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Originally published at on January 26, 2018.




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