Resume Tips For Designers / Creative
You are creative for sure. But is your resume boring? Just as you know what type
of fabric to use or color scheme the room should be in, you need to know what
style your resume should be and what language to use.
Believe it or not, a designer's resume
shouldn't be fancy. It should be clean and simple. Seems like contradiction. But
it still doesn't need to be boring.
If you designed someone's home, would you
want it to have a defined style or eclectic feel? How would you make that
decision? The best way is to ask your client. In the case of a job search and
resume creation, the employer is the client. You need to know what they want to
Just as a well-travelled looking room design tells a
story, a resume needs to tell a story too about
how your background has unfolded, how you developed your skilled and used them, and
special creative projects.
Instead of limiting your resume to an Objective,
include a tagline and sections, as well as a short
bullet list of key words and career achievements as a teaser for the rest of
If you have photos of your work, you can include a link on
your resume so the person reading your resume can see your work at the click of
a mouse! This is a great way to show them so much more about who you are and
what you can do before the interview. And, it will increase your chances
of being invited to an interview.