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How to write your Design Resume?

Sometimes I feel every designer should appoint somebody with good writing skills or copywriter to write right & perfect ‘Resume’ matching to his business profile.

 
In today’s internet age There are professional networking sites like Linkedin, Job sites like Naukri.com & Monster.com or Even Multinational Companies like Apple, Adobe & Even Facebook & Twitter has their own Job listings available on their site where you can register & upload your resume.

 
So chances of Grabbing Job Online are high as far as networking & internet goes…

 
I would suggest go for Microsoft Word Document Format for creating your first digital Resume… i.e. ‘Your-Name-Resume.doc’

 

You Have to keep following points in mind while writing your Design Resume:

  1. Keep SEO (Search Engine Optimization) intact so that people can search your resume with right keywords
  2. Use Titles
  3. Use Priorities Structure for better Resume
  4. Use Font like Verdana & better Typography with line spacing & character spacing & not using lower point size fonts & use san serif fonts
  5. Don’t Use Images or Watermarks
  6. Don’t Use tables
  7. Spread your Resume only to single page

 

I would suggest your ‘Resume Structure’ should go like this

  1. Full Name (First Name – Middle Name – Surname)
  2. Profile Title or Job Title you are applying for like Graphic Designer, Web Designer, Animator etc.
  3. Contact Details – Permanent & Current Address, E Mail ID, Phone Number & Mobile Number
  4. Educational Details
  5. Professional Details –
  6. Portfolio or Work Links
  7. Activities
  8. Awards
  9. Individual set goals or Description
  10. Display Badges e.g. If you are Photoshop Expert or Apple Expert

 
You can create different resume for different design domains. If you are appearing for post of Graphic Designer you can have spacial resume created only for Graphic Design stream

 
When you are appearing for interview keep printed copy of your Resume handy as interviewer may ask you about your resume

 
Use your design skills to create Extra Artwork for your design Resume by creating your ‘Professional Profile Infographic’ e.g.

 
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Thanks & Regards
Mandar Apte

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