An essential step to landing a job in a creative field is tailoring your resume to showcase your skills, experience and your “brand.” Depending on the position (marketing, graphic design, web design, public relations), incorporating design into your resume on some level can be as valuable as the content itself. Just as an actor wouldn’t apply to an acting job without headshots or a writer apply to a position without illustrating their writing ability; a creative professional’s resume should be well designed. A candidate with great skills and achievements will not appeal as much as a candidate with great skills and achievements that are propelled by a great design.
The key is finding the balance between the traditional and creative formats. “Laying it on too thick” can overwhelm or distract from the content, and a dull looking resume can be easily over-looked and tossed.
So, how do you create that perfect blend then?
Fear not folks, we’ll have the recipe for you in our next blog post entitled: How to Put Together a Design Resume.