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I've been looking up some ways to spice up my resume, since it's currently pretty dull. I've checked some other questions about boring resumes, with people saying that dull doesn't really matter, the relevant items just need to be clear so the readers don't waste their time. Being a web and application developer I've used Material Design quite a lot, so I've spiked some interest in somehow incorporating it in my resume. Googling this gives a lot of examples, let's take a random one:
This spices things up nicely, but keeps the layout clear and easy to scan for relevant parts. Another major concern for me is that it looks good on the computer in pdf format, but printed is another story. First off, it uses a lot of ink. Printing in color would be a total waste, and printing in grayscale would probably be bad for readability. On top of that there would be a white border around the resume. If you print them yourself to hand out, you can cut these off, but if you provide one to a company and they print it this is an issue.
Despite these drawbacks I'm still torn between this and my current dull resume. Are my concerns about the printing borders and color valid? Do they outweigh the possible benefits of being less dull? Or do designs like these make less of an impression?