Just put some time in and research online resume examples of the career you're seeking. Google image does wonders. This is what I always do. I take bits and pieces from various resumes that I think are well put together and tweak it a little to make my own.
Read professional articles as well. Staying up on current resume practices is a must. As time changes, so does the job application process.
Oh, and I even went as far as to browse random people's LinkedIn profiles that were in my same industry as me to see what made them standout (i.e. skills, certifications, accomplishments). These people were where I wanted to be professionally, so I took it as a learning opportunity.
eta: and if its the look of the resume you're worried about, there's tons of free templates out there you will surely find suitable. But for me its not about the look, rather the content.
This post was edited on 7/28 at 5:13 pm