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I wondering what the pros and cons of submitting a Microsoft Word based resume vs submitting a resume that has been designed and laid out in something like Illustrator. Obviously the latter give much more flexibility in the aesthetics of the resume, while the former is a more utilitarian format. Any additional pros and cons I'm missing.
In looking at resumes as a hiring manager, seeing a well designed clean resume would definitely get my attention, particularly if the candidate was applying for a design or Ux position, but I'm applying for a more managerial position so I'm not sure how important it would be.
To be clear I would export the resume as a PDF so the text should be searchable.