On the face of it this is a good idea as it should make your CV stand out from the crowd.

BUT. What if the person printing your CV has not got a colour printer, or their colour cartridge has run out of ink?

How’s your CV going to look then?

Our advice is not to risk it. Use shades of grey to emphasise key areas but keep away from colours.

This may seem a minor point but it’s the small things that can really make a difference.