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How To Create A Great Web Design CV and Résumé?

How To Create A Great Web Design CV and Résumé?
Advertisement The economy is bad. No one’s job is really 100% safe, so it’s time we all bucked up and got our recession bags packed (just in case!). Your portfolio is already gorgeous, but have you created a drool-worthy résumé? This flimsy one-page document is more important than many people think: the résumé is the first portfolio piece that potential employers see, and if they’re not impressed, chances are they won’t look at the rest of your portfolio. “But I’m not a print designer!” The Steve Stevenson Challenge Everyone likes a competition. Steven Stevenson, a fictional Web designer, doesn’t have a résumé. And in no particular order, here are the contestants’ entries! Contest Entries Sam Brown made a real effort to distinguish between the three main components of Steve Stevenson’s life and adds a touch of personality with some handwritten text and highlighting. Ali Felski‘s design is beautiful and simple, but manages to convey Steve Stevenson’s strong design skills. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

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What Is the Best Resume Font, Size and Format? [Infographic] Forget substance, this one’s all about style. Of your resume that is. It’s always good to stand out and make a positive impression. When entering the workforce, you should strive to be creative, unique and let your individual skills shine. How to Approach Writing a Resume When You're a Jack of All Trades I'm 31. I have been a paralegal, a textbook writer, a test-prep teacher, a PR agent, an elementary school teacher, a ballet teacher, a ballet dancer, a personal trainer, a sports medicine trainer for people with disabilities, an artist's assistant, a research assistant, a museum tour guide, an office manager, and a published novelist. I have at least five up-to-date resumes at any given time that make it seem like I've only worked in one field instead of a million. I am never dishonest, and this system seems to have worked well for me so far, especially since the three jobs I have right now are AWESOME and I love my professional life. The only annoying thing is that my in-laws don't understand me, and think I should "focus" on one skill set, in spite of the fact that I earn so much money doing what I do, that I will be putting their son through graduate school next year without taking out loans.

The Complete Competitor Analysis Tool Suite Competitor analysis is apart of any SEO campaign. There is so much you can learn from what your offline and online competitors are doing with their site. But just like every aspect of online marketing – it's extremely time consuming. In my past agency experience and at my current job at Raven Tools, I've compiled a suite of various tools that I use to analyze my clients' competitors. There's a lot of tools in this list, so I broke them down by what I use them for in the competitive analysis. Let me know if I missed any of your favorites!

hResume This document represents a draft microformat specification. Although drafts are somewhat mature in the development process, the stability of this document cannot be guaranteed, and implementers should be prepared to keep abreast of future developments and changes. Watch this wiki page, or follow discussions on the #microformats Freenode IRC channel to stay up-to-date. hResume is a microformat for publishing resumes and CVs. hResume is one of several open microformat standards suitable for embedding in HTML, XHTML, Atom, RSS, and arbitrary XML.

Creative Opera Design Blog: Creative Advice and Inspiration for Graphic Designers and Web Designers On 03.21.09, In Inspiration, Popular, by Manda It seems like most design resumes are too hot (so over-the-top creative that they are hard to read) or too cold (boring old Microsoft Word); this batch is just right. Bonus resume tips have been included at the end of the post! 40 Most Creative Resume Design Ever Seen Been a while since you dusted off your resume, added in your most recent work and gave it a facelift? Before you do that, check out these examples for inspiration. A well-crafted resume is a great way to stand out as a candidate, and it’s not the easiest task to balance form and function with the opportunity to show off your design chops. Have a look at what other designers are doing before you head back to the drawing board, and remember: a resume’s most important function is give a potential employer a good idea of your experience as quickly as possible. Design acrobatics are secondary to that. 1.

This is why your resume was rejected ADV: COOL TOOL: Click here to easily find the emails of decision makers I stumbled across a very interesting infographic today that I had to share. It details reasons why resumes (commonly known as CVs overseas) are rejected. A Comprehensive Website Planning Guide - Smashing Magazine As a veteran designer, developer and project manager for more websites than I can count, I’ve identified a common problem with many Web projects: failure to plan. The same issues come up repeatedly in my work, so I’ve written this guide in order to help clients, other designers, businesses and organizations plan and realize successful websites. This guide is written in relatively non-technical language and provides a broad overview of the process of developing a website, from the initial needs assessment through the launch, maintenance and follow-up. It is appropriate for: Small and medium-sized businesses;Organizations;Institutions;Web designers, developers, and design and development firms. If you’re building a four-page website for your family reunion or a 5000-page website for a Fortune 500 company, then this guide might not be for you; it will either be too detailed or way too short, respectively.

How To Properly Apply for a Design Position Back in 2004, I wrote an article called “How to Make Friends and Influence Art Directors” that continues to get a surprising amount of traffic. In the course of opening up a new design position at Newsvine/msnbc.com and seeing the applications, however, I feel like I need to update the article for 2010. We’ve gotten so many poor applications for this position that it really makes me wonder if designers today are aware of how art directors actually hire people. First, let’s start with what matters and what doesn’t. There are exactly three things that matter to me when I evaluate you as an applicant: Note, “stuff” could be your blog, your personal site, or even fake clients you’ve done fake work for.

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