Looks do count for a resume. Your resume has to have a compelling message and be easy to read. If it doesn’t come off as visually appealing, it’s unlikely anyone will want to read it.
According to a report in U.S. News,”Simply being qualified won’t get you an interview in today’s job market. Employers are being inundated with applications from qualified candidates. If you don’t differentiate yourself, you will not attract the attention of hiring managers or recruiters.” Standing out is the key.