Using Graphics and Images on Resumes

Image of people in front of giant resume trying to find information about candidate.

Resume Writing Tip: Be careful utilizing images and graphics on your resume. While they may make your resume look great, they can impact its scan-ability in the Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS).

From hiding information that the scanning system needs to see (without you knowing it), to making the file so large the system cannot take it as an attachment, it can wreck havoc on your job search.

Want to use images/graphics then do so when you get an interview, by sending it through email to the company contact or bringing directly to the interviewers. If in doubt of how to use graphics and images properly while avoiding the above issues, go without.