Trying to make a resume.

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by Carbonic, Jul 24, 2008.

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    Hey all, I'm trying to make a resume like the one I'm going to post. I really like the style of it, and wanted to do something like that, but I'm not sure what program to make a resume in, and a program that will allow me to create a resume like this one.

    I basically would want to add my own header/image/company info where he has his, and add a few more things. not looking to copy it, but i like the setup this person is using.

    any help would be great. thanks!
     

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    heehee

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    Probably used illustrator and/or indesign.
     
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    NC MacGuy

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    For the life of me, don't know why you'd want something like that. Personally don't like it one bit and as an employer, it'd go quickly into the circular file but to each his own.
     
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    speaking as the principal of a design studio, if i received a cv that looked like that from a prospective employee, the first thing i would do is throw it away.
     
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    What do you like to see an resume look like than, as I'm trying to revise mine.
     
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    Here's mine...basic and works.
     

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    shecky

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    extremely clear and legible with perfect typography, properly ordered information, very well considered hierarchy, and no cheesy gimmicks/illustrations/distractions. as far as i am concerned things like that try and detract from what is almost always an inferior candidate.
     
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    and one can tell your not a designer.
     
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    I notice a trend in the resume layout where its a combination of paragraph block with bullet points.

    I would recommend looking up sites for tips. Also I heard write your resume at a six grade level because its easier for employer to get everything about you.

    Just my question to those who do the hiring, is it worse to have right column with your skills? Seems distracting to me (see example below)

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    do no list skills on a resume for creative positions. it will be obvious from your portfolio and what position you are applying for what skills you have. if you are applying for a motion graphics job, it will be assumed you know how to use after effects, if you are applying for print work, it will be assumed you know indesign, etc..
     
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    That's not always true. A lot of my professors have told us to have a skills section and I'm in product design. Not all creative positions are like that... since ID specifically is trained in a variety of software, maybe CAD or Solidworks or 3D studio max or even Rhino etc... so it's not always obviously what programs you know... also tools in modeling or if you have soft goods experience. Even in other creative fields like sculpture and painting... it's not always clear what you have experience in.. and as a graphic designer even.. some places use corel or a variety of other software outside adobe.... and other skills can sometimes help you land a job. I just had a phone interview (real interview is next week :) ) with a company who specifically was interested in me because of the variety of skills listed and the mutli-faceted background I had....

    List your skills. They will matter.
     
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    Im not a designer but personally, I can't stand seeing free email addresses on anything worthwhile. You see excellent layout, excellent experience/qualifications and then are expected to contact 'bobbyrules1984@hotmail.com'

    edit: To Carbonic. I'd suggest changing the order of your personal statement. The first paragraph can describe many hundreds of applicants such as yourself. Why not try a paragraph that describes the benefits you have to offer that others do not?

    Secondly, your CV states "almost 10" years using computers but your website states "almost 12". Also, you have jumbled up your tenses on that page of the site too. Sort it!

    AppleMatt
     
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    i wouldnt include your elementary school or birth date
     
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    i have to agree with the free email address thing ... it just looks really cheap these days .. you should really have your own domain ... but then again i do websites so i might be biased
     
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    I agree.

    Free email and user name, too should be scrapped. I wouldn't list bobbyrules1984 as an email address. Rjackson@xx.com is an example of a replacement. First initial, last name as user and paid acct. by a legit provider as domain. Just an opinion.
     
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    Okay well my topic has changed to a more personal opinion than an answer to my question.

    Someone mentioned that I could make something like that in Illustrator, how would I go about and do that? I haven't messed with Illustrator in awhile, so it might take some time for me to learn it again, and what size do I set it at when I start a new project?
     
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    IMO, you should create the document using InDesign, Quark or MS Word.
    Illustrator is more appropriate for illustrations and logos, and lacks the advanced paragraph and character controls that are the bread 'n' butter for apps like InDesign.

    Keep it simple.
    Empty white space is just as important as the content; balance the two.
    Use a "normal" 12pt font like Times or Helvetica; let the content do the talking.
    BTW, I agree with the sentiments regarding freebee hotmail addresses; kinda tacky.
     
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    About the free email, What if you can't afford an paid email? or a domain?
     
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    Why is it two pages and why is the entire second page blank?

    If you really want to do something like that, create the header in Illustrator. Make it no larger than 8.25" wide. Then lay out all the other text in InDesign and place the header.
     
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    design-is

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    This really depends on where your from...

    US use letter sized paper. A whole lot of the rest of the world use A4.

    Info here

    If its just the size of the header your asking, that's really up to your own personal tastes. Or if you want to copy the one you have shown as example, print & measure or drag it into illustrator. Though copying is a bit low.
     
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    your resume is meant to be read, you can show your more extravagant design skills in your portfolio, although an entirely different set of skills, it isnt necessarily easy to deal with such typography
     

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