I downloaded a resume template for photoshop and put it all together. I looks quite nice, very modern and attention-grabbing. I've noticed that a lot of job boards and websites have a file size limit when uploading a resume, usually around 2-5 MB in most cases. I saved this resume as a photoshop PDF with a low quality compression and it still won't go any lower than 6MB.
Do you guys know another way I can compress the file and still keep decent quality? Thanks.
Photoshop is a terrible program to do a CV in, InDesign or even Illustrator is way better for this. Photoshop PDF is quite likely to become a fully raster image which will probably be rather large no matter how much compression you put it through. Or look terrible.
That said, if you haven't done so yet, turn off "Preserve Photoshop editing capabilities" and "Optimize for fast web preview", it might help some.
Or, if you have Acrobat, you can further reduce file size there. It may result in the same issues as reducing quality in Photoshop.