There are a lot of beautiful designs available with a simple Google search that you can use to create your resume. The biggest problem with most of these templates is that the graphics and tables in the formatting often cannot be read by the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) used by the employer. What this means is that while your resume may look beautiful, if the computer can’t scan it and decipher basic info like your name and contact info, the resume may never be viewed by a human.
As soon as you start searching for a new hire, you should create a well-defined skills rubric This is where you formalize a list of what you’re looking for including must-haves, nice to haves, must-not haves. This is the most critical step in inclusive hiring practices. This rubric is then shared with any others participating in the interview panel, and later becomes the guide for how conversations comparing candidates are framed.