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It’s extremely hard to find a job these days! The market is slow, the economy is bad, and the competition is fierce. To get a job you will have to stand out of the crowd. The following resumes go against everything my business teacher taught me.
She taught us to never place a picture of yourself, use clip art, use icons, graphics, or make it colorful. Basically keep it as dull and ugly as you can.
Please keep in mind that if you apply to companies that have nothing to do with the design field, they wont appreciate your artfulness. What they want to see is a plain and boring white paper that has your experience, awards, education, and info in black ink.
However, I think if you are in the design field you need to show off your creativity. The employer will go through hundreds of resumes, so you have to demonstrate that you can think out side the box.
For this exact reason you should take some time and perfect your resume. Once its finished, you will have it saved and ready to print whenever the opportunity strikes! To help you out on this mission we have collected some of the best designer resumes we could find. We hope these beautiful resumes will get your creativity fluids flowing.
Resume is a French word that means summing up. A resume packages your assets into a convincing advertisement that sells you. The main purpose of the resume is to win the interview. Thus beating the competition for the job you are applying for.
Two critical aspects of a resume is appearance and content. Below we have compiled a useful guide to follow when working on your resume. The tips can be use for both, a professional and design based resume.
The “DO’s” of a Resume:
- Write it Yourself
- Brief, Concise, Action-Oriented
- Accurate (Not Puffed Up)
- Emphasize Strengths
- Deemphasize Weaknesses
- Have your resume professionally edited
“Dont’s” of a Resume:
- Photos or Illustrations ( In the Design Field you can go against this rule)
- Reasons You Left Past Jobs
- Feelings About Travel or Relocation
- Politics or Religion
Essential Components Of A Resume:
- Personal Data/Contact Information
- Experience (Appropriate Volunteer Work)
- Achievements, Skills, and Qualifications
Optional components of a Resume:
- Awards and Honors
- Job-Related Outside Interests
- Professional and Social Organizations
Important Resume elements:
- Cleanly & clearly typed or typeset
- Logically and simply organized
- Simply laid out, with as much white space as the information will allow
- Short and concise
- Targeted to the prospective employer
- Designed to emphasize strengths and de-emphasize weaknesses
- In format that is most appropriate to the education, experience and skills of each person
Remember: Stay away from being boring and try to tackle this task creatively.
Note: The following resumes are all linked to a bigger version.