The Highlighter Technique

If you do exactly what everyone else is doing, you will get exactly the same results they are getting.

Another unconventional method of bringing additional focused attention to your resume is to selectively highlight two or three of the most important points with a yellow highlighting pen. Again, use of a highlighter is often accepted as a means of emphasis in communications and will provide your resume with the nearly immediately eye-catching color that will draw the reader to the key areas of your background.

Also note that if your resume is circulated beyond the original recipient, it will usually be assumed the recipient highlighted the resume, making it an even stronger message.