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Change the Color of Your Resume Headings

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In the main lesson, you used a template to create your resume.

A template is a useful way to build a document with a specific layout.

Sometimes, the design elements, such as the colors or font, don’t meet your specific needs.

In this extension, you will change the colors in your resume.

Maybe you want to match your resume colors to your portfolio, website , or blog.

Perhaps you’d like to choose a color that relates to the industry you want to work in, or maybe you’d just like your resume colors to suit your own personal taste.

To start, open a new tab or window.

If you have not used the computer you are working on before, go to Google dot com and sign in to your Google account.

Then, open Google Drive.

Find your resume draft, and open it.

Now, decide what color you would like to use for your resume.

It’s a good idea to make sure the color you select is professional, subtle, and used sparingly in your resume.

Highlight one section header of your resume.

Then, click on the text color icon, and choose the color you prefer.

For a clear and professional-looking resume, it’s important to keep formatting consistent, so repeat this step for each heading in your resume, so they all match.

If you like, you can also change the color of your name.

If you don’t like the way something looks, select the text again, and change it back to its original color.

Great job!

Now your resume reflects your personality and style while remaining professional.

Now, it’s your turn: change the color of your resume headings, and change the color of your name if you like.

Choose an Extension
Open Your Resume from Drive

Practice opening your resume from Google Drive so you can complete the final steps of building your resume.

Add Bullet Points to Your Resume

Add bullet points to your resume to organize the descriptions of your work, volunteer, or other relevant experience.

Change the Color of Your Resume Headings

Change the colors in your resume.

Make a Copy of Your Resume

Make a copy of your resume to tailor it to multiple jobs you might apply for.

Write a Summary Statement

Add a summary statement to your resume.

Save Your Resume as a PDF File

Save your resume as a PDF file so it’s ready to send to an employer.


Choose one of the videos to extend the skills you learned to continue building a resume.