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May 18, 2005, 12:50 PM
 
Could anyone show me theirs? (Graphics related is a plus)
     
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May 18, 2005, 01:11 PM
 
Do you have Pages? Some nice resume templates out there.

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May 18, 2005, 01:18 PM
 
I want to see some real examples, not templates.
     
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Do you want to see what people's resumes look like, or do you want to actually read the resumes?
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PM'd you with mine...
     
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May 18, 2005, 01:32 PM
 
Have you seen SWG's? He has it at his site: http://www.bitflydesign.com/

(You can take a look at an .html version of it here.)
     
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May 18, 2005, 01:35 PM
 
Originally Posted by E's Lil Theorem
Have you seen SWG's? He has it at his site: http://www.bitflydesign.com/

(You can take a look at an .html version of it here.)

My actual resume is bla, but everyone I apply to only cares about the portfolio anyway.

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May 18, 2005, 01:37 PM
 
Originally Posted by Millennium
Do you want to see what people's resumes look like, or do you want to actually read the resumes?
I just want to know what people's resume looks like as well as their work history, etc.
     
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May 18, 2005, 02:03 PM
 
Looking at SWG's resume makes me jealous. I have no idea what to put down for mine. Ugh
My work history ****ing blows.
     
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Originally Posted by demograph68
Looking at SWG's resume makes me jealous. I have no idea what to put down for mine. Ugh
My work history ****ing blows.
What type of word do you do or want to do? I volunteered work for years at first just to build a resume.

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May 18, 2005, 02:50 PM
 
Originally Posted by Severed Hand of Skywalker
...or want to do?
Print related design I guess and do layout for magazines. [pipe-dream]
     
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May 18, 2005, 11:39 PM
 
Originally Posted by demograph68
Print related design I guess and do layout for magazines. [pipe-dream]
Showing your work in a portfolio is much more important than the resume.

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May 19, 2005, 12:27 AM
 
Getting a design job for a newspaper isn't easy. You have to have a pretty good resume and a very good portfolio. The portfolio is the most important part. The resume should be clean, orderly, 1 page and thorough.

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May 19, 2005, 01:21 AM
 
The market is rough for designers right now. You can ussualy get your foot in the door doing ad layouts for smaller local papers. A lot of them seem to be hiring all the time.

Other then that, make yourself a strong portfolio. Don't have one? Make one up. That's what I did. I just started playing around and made a whole bunch of fake layouts for whatever. Just do your best to show off your skills in a wide variety of areas. I didn't have any formal background so I had to go that route to get my foot in the door. I lucked out and got a job with my fake book.

It doesn't matter if it's fake. It's probably better that way, since most of the designs I do nowadays get screwed over by the client.

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Originally Posted by ort888
most of the designs I do nowadays get screwed over by the client.
Ain't that the truth.
     
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Originally Posted by ort888
It doesn't matter if it's fake. It's probably better that way, since most of the designs I do nowadays get screwed over by the client.

Learn to sell your designs better.
     
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May 19, 2005, 02:25 PM
 
It's not always that easy. There are about two people between me and the client. I gave up a long time ago. I don't care anymore. I'm their little design monkey and that's that. If I cared, I would just drive myself crazy.

This place is a sweatshop anyway. No one could produce good work under conditions like this. I need to get out, but the market is horrible right now. I'm thankful to just be employed.

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Sorry. I assumed you would have contact with your client. It seems pretty sweatshopish to me to have to work that way. If you can't defend your ideas, they're pretty much asking for you not to care about what you do. But hey, if its making your company money, I guess thats all that matters, right?
     
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May 20, 2005, 10:16 PM
 
Originally Posted by Randman
Getting a design job for a newspaper isn't easy. You have to have a pretty good resume and a very good portfolio. The portfolio is the most important part. The resume should be clean, orderly, 1 page and thorough.
Here's mine: http://www.shadesofblack.org/resume_safe.pdf (Addresses & phone numbers changed, of course.) It's a bit odd because it's written to fit my adviser's requirements for the job fair she conducts every semester for her students... and she's a bit quirky (having been in the field since the 50's, however, she's earned her quirks.)

While I'm still in college with an interest in the field, I'm 99% sure I'm going to have to slog it out in the trenches as a reporter until I can luck into a page design or photographer's slot. (At least in the media market around Richmond/Central Virginia.)
     
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May 21, 2005, 04:55 AM
 
Originally Posted by vcutag
Here's mine: http://www.shadesofblack.org/resume_safe.pdf (Addresses & phone numbers changed, of course.)
If you don't mind a couple of comments. If would be better if you could keep it to one page. The second page is just too short.

Also, try and differentiate some of the lines, maybe make bold the lines with position/paper/years on it. Otherwise, it just looks too grey.

Also, your school is all caps which differs from the rest of the resume. I'd also leave off the periods at the end of the position/paper/years line

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May 21, 2005, 09:28 AM
 
PM sent... hope it helps

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May 23, 2005, 12:20 AM
 
one page
show a decent grasp of the way a page should look
spell things correctly
i saw better ones at a high school judging the other day that the "graduates" I receive.
yes a portfolio is most important, but I won't look at it if the resume sucks (visually)

i'll pm my most recent.
     
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May 23, 2005, 06:41 PM
 
Originally Posted by Randman
If you don't mind a couple of comments. If would be better if you could keep it to one page. The second page is just too short.

Also, try and differentiate some of the lines, maybe make bold the lines with position/paper/years on it. Otherwise, it just looks too grey.

Also, your school is all caps which differs from the rest of the resume. I'd also leave off the periods at the end of the position/paper/years line
Yeah. I'm re-writing it for non-school use, as I said, this was written to very specific guidelines (some of which I don't agree with, but hey.) Her rationale, as a vet newspaper editor, is that most editors don't really care about the "pretty" resumes, it just has to look clean with the relevant information readily avaliable and be free of errors. The cover letter and your portfolio is what really matters. That and the references, I'm still amazed at how much of getting a newspaper job isn't what you can do so much as who you know.

I was putting it up more as an example of the kinds of work you do in a college journalism program.... probably should have specified that. :-\

But thanks for the advice, I plan on cleaning it up, so that helps.
     
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Sep 19, 2006, 10:07 AM
 
bump, can someone please show me more good "designer" resumes, need some ideas.
     
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Sep 19, 2006, 10:14 AM
 
Originally Posted by nycdunz
bump, can someone please show me more good "designer" resumes, need some ideas.

Are you talking resumes that LOOK nice or you just need an idea for content?

As I mentioned before mine looks bland but nobody cares cuz all they want to see is the name dropping of companies/clients and view a portfolio.

http://bitflydesign.com/resume/

(I haven't updated it for over a year though)

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Sep 19, 2006, 10:41 AM
 
Originally Posted by Randman
Do you have Pages? Some nice resume templates out there.
Anybody have a link? (I'm not sure if Randman is still around)

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Sep 19, 2006, 11:01 AM
 
Originally Posted by Kr0nos
Anybody have a link? (I'm not sure if Randman is still around)

Templates are definitely a BAD idea if you are applying for any sort of design job. Other than that is it up to you but try to use something uncommon.

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Sep 19, 2006, 11:10 AM
 
Do not use templates when you make up your resume, it shows that you are lazy and have no imagination. Do not use chronological but functional instead. An employer does not want to read on page 2 of a qualification you have they want to read it on page one, do not be afraid to explain in details what you can do.
     
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Sep 19, 2006, 11:11 AM
 
Originally Posted by Landos Mustache
Templates are definitely a BAD idea if you are applying for any sort of design job. Other than that is it up to you but try to use something uncommon.
This isn't for a design job, that's just the point.

I absolutely hate writing resumés/CVs, and I'm looking to apply at a job that has very little to do with my previous line of work.

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Sep 19, 2006, 11:18 AM
 
Wow, this is a timely post...my career fair is today and I just got done update my resume. Anyone want to give some constructive criticism on layout/design/content?

Here's the link

Thanks!
     
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Sep 19, 2006, 11:24 AM
 
Originally Posted by Gossamer
Wow, this is a timely post...!
Agreed. I have to rewrite my resume for a class this week as well.
     
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Sep 19, 2006, 11:28 AM
 
Originally Posted by Gossamer
Anyone want to give some constructive criticism on layout/design/content?
For starters:

- Give the header some "breathing space" (looks a bit cramped)
- Scratch the underline
- Stick to one "type of" font
- Start with your work experience (nobody cares about your education until you graduated)
- Let the lists start at the end of the "longest" topic (work experience)

HTH

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Sep 19, 2006, 11:45 AM
 
Originally Posted by Gossamer
Wow, this is a timely post...my career fair is today and I just got done update my resume. Anyone want to give some constructive criticism on layout/design/content?

Here's the link

Thanks!
Okay, same link, some changes. Any better?
     
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Sep 19, 2006, 12:19 PM
 
Originally Posted by Gossamer
Okay, same link, some changes. Any better?

Don't use the term "Boss". It is adolescent and unprofessional.

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Sep 19, 2006, 12:22 PM
 
I usually make a new résumé each time I apply for a new job, leaving out the more irrelevant aspects of the résumé as I go along.

The latest one I’ve used (successfully) is this one (the first page is the application for the job itself, the second page is the résumé).

It probably doesn’t help anyone here much, since this is a Danish CV (which is not the same as an American CV), and is thus made on somewhat different principles than the other ones in this thread. For many things, I’m sure a résumé such as this one would be thrown straight in the waste-paper bin by many American bosses, ’cause it would be all wrong for them; over here, however, it got me the job on the spot.
     
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Sep 19, 2006, 12:33 PM
 
Originally Posted by Oisín
I’m sure a résumé such as this one would be thrown straight in the waste-paper bin by many American bosses, ’cause it would be all wrong for them;
Well of course it's wrong for them, it's not in English


SWG: I went ahead and changed "boss's" to "Minnie's owner's." Any other suggestions?
     
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Well of course it's wrong for them, it's not in English
Oh yeah, there’s that, too
     
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Originally Posted by Gossamer
Well of course it's wrong for them, it's not in English


SWG: I went ahead and changed "boss's" to "Minnie's owner's." Any other suggestions?

Manager, project lead, Director of operations, etc...

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Sep 19, 2006, 12:46 PM
 
Originally Posted by Gossamer
Okay, same link, some changes. Any better?
Change freshman guys to freshmen. Avoid casual speech.

Also I don't think any of the terms should be Freshman, as it is plural, so Freshmen instead.
     
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Sep 19, 2006, 12:48 PM
 
Originally Posted by KeriVit
Change freshman guys to freshmen. Avoid casual speech.

Also I don't think any of the terms should be Freshman, as it is plural, so Freshmen instead.
Done, thanks!

edit: What if I were to make my name/email a dark red...you know, give it some 'pop?'
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Sep 19, 2006, 01:21 PM
 
Change "second in command" to a more fitting professional title.

Oh, and get rid of the my's and i's in the last part.
     
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Sep 19, 2006, 02:10 PM
 
Originally Posted by Gossamer
Wow, this is a timely post...my career fair is today and I just got done update my resume. Anyone want to give some constructive criticism on layout/design/content?

Here's the link

Thanks!
Okay, latest version. Anything else?

BTW, does anyone else agree that Word is a horrible, horrible program?
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Originally Posted by Gossamer
Okay, latest version. Anything else?

BTW, does anyone else agree that Word is a horrible, horrible program?

Ya, where do we send the bill?

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Sep 19, 2006, 02:24 PM
 
Didn't you see my address on there? It's 'street, city.'

But seriously, thanks guys for the help. I'm heading to the career fair in a couple hours, and I'm researching companies to talk to now. ISU is supposed to have one of the top engineering career fairs in the nation. It completely fills their Coliseum plus another building, so it's huge. Hopefully I can pull in an internship or co-op.
     
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Sep 19, 2006, 02:39 PM
 
As someone mentioned above, get rid of the underline on the headers. Just up the font one point as not to compete with the sub-headers.

Also, I don't believe the shifts for each job are necessary, if an employer wants that information he'll ask during an interview, otherwise they'll just assume it was fulltime.



And as far as I'm concerned I would never want to see ANY colour on a resume, so get rid of the red, if you were planning to print it that way. That's what Bold, and Italics are for, to make things prominent. Also, try to stick to the same font styles for the same elements, you have italics/bold used on some sub headers, and some sub header elements, but not others. All or nothing I like to say.

Personally, I feel italics, and underline are tacky. I stick to bold and plain text, and only use italics with plain text, never bold text, just makes it feel off somehow.
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Originally Posted by Gossamer
Here's the link

Thanks!
And again.
     
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Looks better, again, change the size of either the headers or sub-headers, they're competing against each other for focus.
     
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done
I went from 12 to 14. Is that enough?
     
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A lot better
     
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Originally Posted by Gossamer
done
I went from 12 to 14. Is that enough?
Send this resume and tell me how many job offers you will get afterward I will tell you what to do.
     
 
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