I have recently graduated my bachelor in IT Engineering. Now I'm looking for jobs primarily in mobile development.
So far I've been sending applications (CV and Cover Letter) to online advertised positions, either through some web form or by sending them an email. I've been creating my CV in Microsoft Word and converting it to PDF when I'm done. Same with the cover letter.
Lately I've been thinking to re-create my CV in Sketch, because I believe I have larger formatting freedom in Sketch. Also, I've used Sketch to design mobile applications and I would put it on my CV as a skill. Then if an interviewer asks me about my experience with Sketch, I could give the CV as an example that he can check right away. Of course, after I finish making the CV, I would convert it to PDF, as I believe every company wants to receive CVs in PDF.
I'm thinking to create one such as this one.
Now I'm asking myself if companies still print applicant CVs nowadays.(I never sent a physical copy) I'm asking about this because if most of the companies are printing them, then I shouldn't use many icons, colours or stuff like that. (if printed, then black and white most probably)
The companies I mostly apply to are small companies or start-ups.
I'm located in Denmark (pretty eco-friendly).
Why do I care? I believe it's important to have a nice CV layout, easily readable. When companies go through CVs they spend like 15 seconds per CV, so that's my shot to make them put my CV in the 'not for trash' pile.