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    Default Logo's On resume

    I think it might be a bit tacky, but does anyone use Microsoft/Cisco/Comptia logos on their resume?
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    I would wager that some people do. I'm with you though; I think it looks tacky.
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    It's less common than it was back in the 1990's. If you have 1 it may not be bad, but putting a whole bunch of of Logo's on your resume would look bad and that space can be better used for skills and abilities.
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    I would not put a logo on my resume unless I was actually a current, participating member of that organization, and even then I'd need to believe that it gave me a serious advantage for being hired. I've seen logos for Harvard, MIT, and Microsoft on resumes, but it really didn't persuade me one way or the other.
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    I don't use it on my CV, however I do sometimes use logo's on letter's (depending on what letter).

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    No logos...just list the certs.
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    I've never done a logo, but I've seen a couple resumes that were tastefully done and pleasing to the eye.

    But all the rest looked like they were applications to clown college.
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    I think if you hold a Microsoft certification their are certain rules you have to follow interms of how you use the logo and where you place it etc, based on the packet that comes with the welcome kit. I think they say it has to be a certain size, color, and placement on the resume. Anything else not only does not follow the guidelines but would probably make your resume look unprofessional IMO.

    And yes i do put my MCDST logo on my resume, its my highest microsoft cert so far, following the guidelines that came with the welcome kit. And i havent had any problems with getting job offers because of it.

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    For professional resume, never.
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    I think its a nifty idea. I've never done it, but it never occurred to me. Up at the top by the name/contact info, MCP on one side and Comptia on the other side. I'll consider doing that actually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by win2k4
    I think if you hold a Microsoft certification their are certain rules you have to follow interms of how you use the logo and where you place it etc, based on the packet that comes with the welcome kit. I think they say it has to be a certain size, color, and placement on the resume. Anything else not only does not follow the guidelines but would probably make your resume look unprofessional IMO.

    And yes i do put my MCDST logo on my resume, its my highest microsoft cert so far, following the guidelines that came with the welcome kit. And i havent had any problems with getting job offers because of it.

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    If I'm not mistaken, all vendors are like that. CompTIA for one.
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    Those people typically litter their vehicle with bumper stickers.
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    Or you could even (gasp!) add animated gifs or flash movies!!!

    For one page resume logos are a no no. Unless they are the only way to fill up the page
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    Save the logos for a business card.

    Those people typically litter their vehicle with bumper stickers.
    I hate that! It is so tacky. Especially the goth's who have the depressing phrases and metal bands all over their car.
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    time to play devils advocate....how about using them as watermarks? They are faint, and they dont consume space where text should be.

    Personally though, I dont think Id 'logo up' my resume. I dont see it being extremely professional unless its really only way to show your credential (which 99.999% of the time, text works just fine). Its a resume, not a race car...but to each his own
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    I went to a certification training program a few months ago, and they put logos all over your resume as you obtain the cert
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    It really depends. I've seen a couple, like Mike mentioned, that were done tastefully. In my opinion, it takes a little bit of a reality-check before deciding to put a logo (and no more) on your resume. Is this cert something special? Is this cert going to be taken seriously by the employer? You may feel very proud of your accomplishment, but you have to take the time to think whether or not the employer is going to care about that cert as much as you do. And, of course, it will also be up to the hiring manager. If the manager thinks logos look good, you'll be in the clear. If he hates them with the passion of a thousand burning suns, then you might just run the risk of not getting that job.

    So, for me: If the job is specific to your cert. (i.e. You're applying as a Windows administrator or as a sys admin in a Windows-only shop, putting your MCSA or MCSE logo may be applicable.) If you have a cert that truly stands apart, such as CCIE, CISSP, or even MCA. Other than that, leave the logos off. Definitely never put more than one logo on a printed resume. And, if you're unsure about putting a logo on there or not, your safest bet is to leave it out.

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    A post from 2004, check out this resume.

    http://smorris.uber-geek.net
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    I would say no to logos on a resume. However, it would be great to include your certifications, logos, and other goodies in a portfolio to show future employers. You could even create a simple website to host your portfolio.

    My resume is just text based with no art or logos on it. All of my goodies are included in my portfolio.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garv221
    A post from 2004, check out this resume.

    http://smorris.uber-geek.net
    That's pretty sweet. It looks alright on the web page, but when viewed in PDF, it looks too bunched up...
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