Design a resume that does justice to your skills, experience, and qualifications with Canva

Get an edge over the competition with a striking resume

Whether it’s a big corporate or a startup, every company needs qualified and professional candidates to carry out high-level responsibility jobs. Though with so many applicants applying, it can become important to make just the right impression. A resume showcasing your skills in a clear and striking manner can help you land your dream job.

Canva can ease your stress on the resume front and help you land on the recruiter’s preferred set of pile . Creating a resume only takes a few minutes with Canva, thus leaving you with ample of time to prepare for the interview. All you have to do is choose a layout from hundreds of resumes specifically designed for professionals, fill in your details, and before you know it, your resume will be ready.

Make an impressive resume for professionals in only a few clicks

  1. Create a new Canva account to get started with your resume design.
  2. Choose from our library, hundreds of professionally designed templates.
  3. Upload your own photos or choose from over 1 million stock images.
  4. Fix your pictures, add stunning filters and edit text.
  5. Save and share.

Customize your resume in 4 simple steps

  1. Change the images. Upload your images or choose from our stock library of over 1 million photographs, graphics, and illustrations.
  2. Change the fonts. Choose from over 130 fresh fonts.
  3. Change the background. Pick a background from our library or use an image.
  4. Change the colors. Change the color of your text boxes and text to add extra flair.

Design a personalized resume with eye-catching visual elements

Most resumes that land on a recruiter’s desk look alike with the same old boring layout and text styling. On the other hand, Canva allows you to design a distinguishing resume which sets makes your resume stand apart. Our team of professional artists has designed resume templates suiting diverse roles and responsibilities. Just select one and start molding it according to your requirements. You can also personalize the layout by adding your own personal picture. All you have to do is upload your picture and with the help of our drag-and-drop tools adjust it on the resume.

Highlight your achievements and abilities using Canva’s 130 fresh fonts and pre-designed font combinations and typography. You can enhance your resume with design tools like bold, italic, bullets, and more.

Share your resume with friends and family for feedback

Once you have designed your resume, how about sharing it with friends to get some valuable feedback? As an added advantage, your friends can point out typos or other errors that you might have missed. Canva allows you to share your design via email. Just click on the share button, enter the email address while checking the ‘Can edit’ option. This will give your friends access to your resume, allowing them to make edits directly through their Canva account.

Print your resume or send it digitally to companies

Send your resume to the company in any way possible – online or by post. With Canva, you can share your resume via digital platforms like email, Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn. You can even download your resume in JPEG format and forward it to the recruiter on Whatsapp or Viber.

In case you need a hard-copy of your resume, don’t worry about the quality of the visual. By downloading your design in the recommended ‘PDF-Print’ format your resume will get saved at 300 DPI (dots per inch). Thus, ensuring professional-quality print out of your resume, every time.

FAQS

How much does it cost to create a personalized resume on Canva?

Nothing! Canva’s amazingly simple resume maker lets you create a personalized CV for free. You can add images, change the background, even the text style, and you won’t be charged. However, Canva’s media library contains a few premium images that are priced at a nominal cost of $1 each.

Can I add logos of the past companies I have worked for in the resume?

Yes, you can add logos and pictures of your choice to the resume design. All you have to do is click on the ‘Upload your own image’ tab and select the desired image from your computer. You can upload images in formats like – JPG, PNG and SVG.

Why is there a watermark on my resume? How can I remove it?

A watermark protects designs or images owned by professionals. To remove them, you just have to pay for them. Don’t, worry all watermarked elements are priced nominally at $1 for each one-time use.
Just click the download button to export your resume as an image or PDF.  A payment pop-up window will appear, as soon as you make the payment, you will be able to save the watermark-free design on your system.