The first rule of resumes is that Content is KING! No matter how snazzy your resume looks, if your content doesn’t convey value it’s unlikely to generate job interviews.
That said, having a well formatted resume infused with some style can help set you apart from your competition.
When it comes to formatting, the biggest problem with DIY resumes is sloppiness.
This is often seen in inconsistent bullets, employment dates that have migrated across the page, and teeny, tiny or weird fonts that no one can read.