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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.
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>>293601
Holy fuck no
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>>293601
every single font you've chosen is disgusting
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>>293601
/biz/ has regular resume threads
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literally just use helvetica
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>>293601
>listing any education besides post-secondary
>including references
>century gothic
shiggydiggy
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I found this somewhere on internet (I forgot where tf it is), its more way interested than your cv.
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>>293752
this. dont overthink it
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>>293796
No one would ever read this. People literally read resumes for less than a minute
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>>293823
i think it was joke. But hes right that article template looks more designed than that resume. I can't talk though my resume looks about the same but with color.
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this good? haven't really had a CV since I got hired straight after college
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>>294251
That's beautiful. Great hierarchy and layout. I have a feeling this is a direct copy of another one I've seen posted on this board before, but either way you can use it I guess.
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>>293601
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>>294255
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
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>>294254
>stats bars
lol no. just no, dude.
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Op what font is that?
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>>294457
>white text on black background
Kill yourself

>More than 2 or 3 paragraphs to explain who you are
Kill yourself

>Ugly font
Kill yourself
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Ok, one more try.

So this is my cover letter, second page is the more stuffy and traditionally formatted resume.

Whaddya think, too much?
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>>294460
lol jesus dude.
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>>294460
Here's the inverse.

I like the font.
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>>294463
>>294461
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...")
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>>294461
>>294463
No time to read all that shit.
2-3 small paragraphs max. Like 1/2 a page worth of writing.
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>>294468
Sigh, alright I'll take another stab at it, thanks.
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>>294468
>>294470

Here's a revision, this took forever, fuck I suck at resumes.

I didn't take your advice about the mark.
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>>294482
dude just don't use color and i don't think a logo is needed plus is way too big and distracting
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>>294486
I like the idea of black & white, gonna keep the logo though, thanks for the crit.
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>>294490
keep it but make it 3x smaller
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>>294490
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>>294504
Tasteful. You also did that Akzidenz layout didn't you? Where did you learn your layout/grid skills? I'm struggling bad.
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>>294490
>>294504
i would do something like this.
keep it simple and straight to the point.

if you're really set on having that damn eagle, make it subtle.
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>>294517

Shit dude thanks for taking the time to do this, when this hangover backs off I'll work a revision.
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>>294517
>>294504
>>294491
>>294490
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FIN
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>>294537
But I'll probably pussy out and go with this.
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>>294537

Why exactly did you do this "old paper" look again ?
It looks like a cheap smartphone filter.

I would highly recommend to change this.
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>>294539
Yeah plus it bloats the file for no return, see the post right below it, I'm stripping it.
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>>294544
Not only for no return, for a diminished return. It makes it look unprofessional and cheap. Employers don't see novelty, especially if you claim you're a printer.
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tfw just used microsoft word
tfw got the job
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>>294513
>grid
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.
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>>294654
Hm, I didn't know any of those terms you just used. I'll just get myself a book on it.
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>>294661
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)
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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.

Also, any general advice on how to land a good internship as an undergrad with little skill & experience? A lot of companies want people with experience and skills that I don't have (Aftereffects, premier, javascript, etc) or it's barely even related to Graphic design.
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>>295578
One of about 10 things wrong with your layout
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>>294537
>>294538
Still think your logo is Hitler Youth 101, man...
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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
- PHP
- Ruby on Rails
- Custom CMSthat you've never heard of because it's a custom fucking CMS
- DotNET
- Prefer candidates that can also shoot and edit video
- Houdini 3D (Maya candidates considered)

Salary: $13 to start, potential increase in 180 days.
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>>295611

Are you implying that I should disregard 'obscure' skills in these cases and just try my luck applying?
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>>295617

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.
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Opinions?

As usual names and places have been changed
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>>295812
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>>296368
SKILLS in the 2nd column should say REFERENCES
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>>296368
>>295812
this is horrible because there's no hierarchy what so ever other than a weight change. everything just blends together


start learning
http://practicaltypography.com/resumes.html
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>>296370
What if I just use someone else's template instead of spending days coming up with my own?
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>>296376
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.
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>>296377
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.
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>>296378
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
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>>296381
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
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>>296381
>>296405

Thoughts on version 2?
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>>294254
more like "belongs in the trash"
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>>294254
Is this autismal faggot actually rating his skill levels with pencils?
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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.
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>>294251
>>294253
What font is that?
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>>294254
>>296414
>>296423
This. It looks autistic if you rate your skills like that since everyone else will just say PROFICIENT IN X Y Z
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>>296803
>>296412
How about this?

I removed the skyline linework, put education on top, centered my name, made references: on request, and made the titles smaller
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>>297028
>http://practicaltypography.com/resumes.html
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.
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>>297043
I had the heading bigger before like >>296412
but after reading that site, they suggested bring the headings down so they dont overpower the subheadings.

I appreciate the feedback and will keep working at it
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>>297062
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.
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How bad is mine
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>>297709
Fix this and I think you're good.
Very basic, but easy to read and scan over quickly, which is a good thing.
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>>297028
Trying this again. I have 4 font sizes total. Headers are big again. Skyline has shrunken and made in the white space next to the name

I like how >>297709 looks. Maybe I need to change the font
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>>294255
Used this as a template for my old resume, applied at 5 places, got interviews at all of them
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There used to be a lot of this threads here with pretty good ideas and suggestion.

Does any one has a link of an archive or something?
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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
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>>297759

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.
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>>297759

- 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.
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>>297717

Honestly, just lose the skyline. It's tacky.
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Will align the paragraphs properly once I've finished redrafting.
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>>297823
Really nice, man. Was considering shitting on you for all that Helvetica but you've set it tastefully. The section on the left looks a little unbalanced tho.
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>>297834
Thanks, yea I think I'd agree with you there. It hasn't quite come together.
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>>297763
>>297819

Thanks for the great input guys!

What do you think of this new version?
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>>297849
Try decreasing the visual weight. The typography feels really heavy to me
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>>297853

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.
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>>293796
any idea what program they use to create the diagrams in this paper?
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>>297859

I'd just lose the monogram altogether. Save it for your portfolio page or business card.
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>>297859
looks like sunn o))) with a titty
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Use thinner lines
Use only one font
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>>294251

I would also like to know what font this is if someone can identify it.

>>294255

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.
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>>298413
>>296869
it's helvetica you dweebs
probably with some decreased spacing (-50 or something) for its headers
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>>297874
Probably LaTeX
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