I'm going to get my bachelor degree and I'm facing the "problem" of choosing a suitable University to further develop my interests. The two universities I'm interested in, asked me to send a short CV ( a resumé?).
I started to draft my CV, but I felt that it was going to look like the same CV as everybody else submitted. I suppose that an average University receives tons of CV from students, and every CV of a math student is roughly the same: Bachelor, course programme, language certifications,interests…
Even though I have excellent grades, and some interesting experiences to show, I want to maximize my chances to be chosen. A friend of mine, suggest me to use some Photoshop Template to write down an unusual but eye-catching CV.
I liked very much some of the templates in the sites linked, and I think they are very eye-catching and, why not, interesting: Creativity it's a critical skill for mathematicians-wannabe like me, maybe this sort of CV can stress a kind of creativity of the writer. Moreover I think that even the Universities knows that the average 22 years old guy with a fresh degree has not done outstanding experience other than university-related experience. So maybe a "different presentation" of the future student can has a positive impact.
Are there any advantages or drawbacks to using color and design to draw attention to my resume? What pitfalls should I avoid if I try this?