We used to have these, and I can't find one... and i kinda need help
Went for elegant/classy and a bit modern. I intend to redoit later next month, but i need this for an unexpected opportunity.
Job is at an exotic car dealership, as a marketing assistant. I'm a communications major (kek) working on my engineering degree.
Yeah that's the one I saw, even better using Akzidenz, so much more readable and human. OP's Helvetica version looks way cleaner around the skills area though—those bullet points look really awkward
Ok, one more try.
So this is my cover letter, second page is the more stuffy and traditionally formatted resume.
Whaddya think, too much?
Sorry to say this bud, but It doesn't look like you've put any thought into how this will read, like instead you just focused on filling it with information. I think you may have to entirely re-do the layout and re-write the content. If I received this, I would not bother trying to figure out where to start reading and just ignore it. A few other criticisms:
- Red eagle / Black background screams Nazi
- I know you're proud of that emblem but it doesn't need to take up that much space—it is self-indulgent
- Indents/Outdents for paragraphs look very unprofessional, use line breaks.
- Consider justifying your text
- Write way less! Some of the information there can be saved for the interview (e.g. that entire paragraph in the bottom left "I very much enjoy...")
I like the idea of black & white, gonna keep the logo though, thanks for the crit.
practise mate, he's literally splitting the page into three or two from the margin and using a hanging line with giant gutters, it's not like he's using some complicated modular grid with baseline.
sorry to be a bit dickish then, read grid systems by josef muller-brockmann, its a good reference but it takes lots of practise to create modular grids like his that work, look around for baseline grid tutorials too (although most material on grid systems are pretty shitty)
Hey anons, I'm a sophomore majoring in graphic design. Currently in search of an internship and I tried to revamp my resume. Also should I include the fact that I know Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel? I think everybody knows that shit anyway, so I didn't really include it.
Nothing wrong with including the Office Suite in your skills list... even though it usually has nothing to do with being a Designer.
Of course most HR people don't have any clue what a Designer does in the first place, which is why they list "Adobe Suite" first on the "stuff you must know" list, then the other 13 things are crap that have nothing to do with design.
- Adobe Suite
- Microsoft Office
- Ruby on Rails
- Custom CMSthat you've never heard of because it's a custom fucking CMS
- Prefer candidates that can also shoot and edit video
- Houdini 3D (Maya candidates considered)
Salary: $13 to start, potential increase in 180 days.
Not exactly... well, i mean you can, but as a designer - when I see ads like that, I just move on to the next one. That kind of job listing makes me think I'm going to be working for a company that has no clue what I do, expects me to do anything remotely related to a computer, and also pays only barely more than WalMart.
yeah just use a template and be smart on what you put on there. you really need to figure out what's applicable to what youre applying for instead of throwing your entire life story at them.
like i saw
>seperating your graduate assistant
>an occupation titled: project coordinator 1 (is there a 2 or something?)
>listing you studied in italy (for literally a quarter)
>awards you won years ago (listing yourself as a nominee)
>refefrences can be asked upon request
and achievements, if youre focused in art, shows in your portfolio, not in a resume.
Once you said that I noticed it. I was used to just adding stuff in each semester. I first made this layout in 2013 and havent changed it. maybe thats a bad thing.
I ditched the awards.
I'll remove the references listed, it will give me more working page space.
There really is a Project Coordinator II, its a weird title that's given by the NAAB (architecture) for job positions. This is for an architecture/engineering fim audience, so while extremely artistic resume isnt needed, it helps.
Including italy studies has actually helped me in the past because it sparked conversation with the boss about how he was in italy once studying etc etc
The font now is Arial, it used to be Swiss 721 a while back. Should I move away from system fonts? I could adopt DIN for my resume like I did for my portfolio book
If the wording is tailored to architects then by all means; then just look for inconsistencies (like "small local architecture firm" in lower caps
Arial is too basic and only good for short titles. Just step it up by finding google font pairings
Honestly there is no point trying to be flashy on a resume, just make something that is simple and professional. Every example in this thread is actually going to do more harm them good. Use your resume to outline your experience and qualifications then let your portfolio do the talking for your visual creativity.
It's better but your typographic hierarchy is still a fucking mess. You're using too many different font sizes, which makes the whole thing look amateurish.
Your section headings are overpowered by the sub-section entries. For example, "Experience" has less weight and is smaller than "Project Coordinator I".
And don't use italics for sub-headings like in the Achievements section.
The important thing is to have a clear, consistent and logical structure.
For example, in >>296412 You have the heading "Experience" followed by the subheading "Project Coordinator I" which establish a size-hierarchy.
But then you have "Achievements" followed by "Student Project Finalist" break the established Heading/Subheading size relationship, AND you italicize the subheading.
Use stylesheets to help you control the consistency of your document, and for fuck's sake don't italicize body copy.
Good luck on your search.
Fix this and I think you're good.
Very basic, but easy to read and scan over quickly, which is a good thing.
After looking at some of the ones on here I feel like mine isn't simple enough ... should I try and cut some stuff out?
Also, my actual initials are C.O. so that's what that monogram in the top left is all about
The grey area seems too much of an eye catcher for me and distracts from the more important information.
Perhaps just having leaving the bg white would be enough of a problem solver.
The headers of the inidvidual categories also appear to "drown" between the bold lines and the logos.
Keeping things minimal on the right side would actually be beneficial.
- Over-designed in general
- Layout is too busy and information is cramped
I'd say the all the copy could be reduced by about 2-3 point sizes. Increase the margins. Scale down the icons. Give your content some space to breathe.
I'll try and slim it down a bit, what do you guys think about this version of my CO monogram?
It's supposed to be a lightbulb but I'm not sure if that's clear enough.
I would also like to know what font this is if someone can identify it.
Maybe this is a stupid question but what's supposed to go in the spot where it says "WORDMARK" in the top left? Since the first and last name are already in other locations, unlike what the other anon I quoted posted.