Why is good design, good business? This blog explores the top 5 reasons how a well-designed CV, presentation or social media presence can have a dramatic impact on your job search results.
In this super-fast moving world candidates and businesses alike have only seconds to make a good first impression – design plays a huge role in the deciding factor.
If everything else is equal between you and your competition, good design wins. We simply prefer beautiful things and believe beautiful things function better.
Good design makes it easier to create emotional connections with your audience.
The most successful designs are those that most effectively communicate their message and motivate people to carry out an action.
Consistency is key when it comes to creating a cohesive brand and building trust. This goes for personal brands as well as business brands. You won’t get far with a chaotic or inconsistent design.
HOW DOES DESIGN AFFECT MY JOB SEARCH?
The design of your CV, interview presentation, website or marketing materials is saying something to your target audience – and a good design will get results.
Most recruiters take only a few seconds to initially review a CV so on the structure and layout of the CV will make it more appealing to both the human eyes and ATS (application tracking software) and ensure that you’re not overlooked for ideal roles.
While we never advocate the use of flashy icons or infographics, there are a number of essential considerations when it comes to the design and overall readability of the document.
INTERVIEW PRESENTATION DESIGN
Ever heard of ‘death by PowerPoint’? It’s well known that audiences tune out when presented with uninspiring stacks of data. Replacing generic presentation templates with designs that are clean, punchy, consistent and specifically created to powerfully communicate your message can help you to stand out from the rest.
SOCIAL MEDIA AND WEBSITE DESIGN
No matter whether it’s your professional expertise you wish to promote, or a fledgeling start-up, a consistent and clear design is needed when it comes to posting online. It’s important to match the content design across all social media platforms with what’s going to appeal to your target audience in order to expand your sphere of influence and reap the rewards.
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