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  • Resume help...

    I am thinking about reworking the layout of my resume and I could really use some input. This is the current layout, but not current work history, education etc. I am just trying to get a feel for what is and is not working as far as layout, logo, font, etc...

    Last edited by Red Kittie Kat; 02-18-2008, 05:55 PM.


  • #2
    You might want to take your personal info off there Spunky
    _______________________________________
    Hello... My name is Kittie and I'm a Font-a-holic.

    Daily Trivia Game ...GDF Fantasy Football League

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    • #3
      *prank calls*
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      • #4
        First, I suggest NOT doing a right-align. I think it throws people off, and there's no reason for it.

        Maybe try adding a bit of color too. The Conner in the circles is a bit tough to read, not a big fan of that. YOu can play off those circles but make your name a bit more legible.

        For content. I think you say "I" WAY too much. Try to keep it short and simple..of COURSE it was YOU who do this or that!

        You also should REORDER your sections:

        Objective (some like this some do not - your choice)
        Skills
        Work History
        Achievements
        Education

        (I guess you could flip the last two around - doesn't really matter).

        Hope that helps.
        | Valerie |
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        • #5
          I'm really having a difficult time reading the text because of the right justification.

          You might want to consider that factor for your next layout because someome might miss something important.

          The circles images stretching across the top also leave an unbalanced feeling for me. Others may feel differently and it may change if you change the justification.

          Just some quick starters to give you food for thought.

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          • #6
            watch the ragged left, agreed on not right aligning

            make sectioning more apparent (bolds?)

            i wouldn't do color since it seems more decorative than functional, although one or two spot colors could help

            i dont see the point in having conner in the cirlces right under your name, and anywya, the placement of conner on the way left of the page makes reading the resume difficult

            but overall there needs to be more contrast, everything looks the same (circles are as thin as the text, etc)

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            • #7
              On a more serious review...

              Flush right is a PITA to read.

              No one cares about HS graduation, or schooling you never finished. Loose those. As a matter of fact, anything related to HS, loose it (community service completed).

              Your job titles and how spaced out they are are REALLY annoying to look at.

              If you know CS3, you know CS2. No need to get redundant there. Plus... "Knowledge of CS2 and CS3, Illustrator, Photoshop... It's all a pacakge - The coma is not needed there. With it there it reads as different programs. Make sure you don't list 'Quark' The full program name is "Quark XPress", what version are you up to date on with it?

              That's all I got for now.
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              • #8
                The conner inside the circles is what I was using for my logo. Is it really that hard to read? I kind of liked it like that because it looks more artistic but when you look twice it is my last name... As far as the right justification, I thought that it looked unique and would stand out when with others resumes... you guys don't think so?? as far as the content I agree....

                BTW... dont call me lol

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                • #9
                  Ok I couldn't in good conscience leave that up there.

                  I took off your number, name and email.

                  Hope you don't mind the Mother in me came out lol
                  _______________________________________
                  Hello... My name is Kittie and I'm a Font-a-holic.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Spunky Nerd
                    Is it really that hard to read?
                    Absolutely. I didn't even realize it had your name in it until the fourth or fifth look at your resume. I NEVER saw it in your signature...

                    Artsy? Sure.
                    Practical? Nope.
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                    • #11
                      Yea...RKK mommy !

                      I wish my resume was nice and tidy like this. I am currently updating my resume for a collaborative arts project. I haven't touched it since 2002. Not a good thing when you have a curriculum vitae attached to the sucker. Crap. As I type, it sits down in my docked windows, waiting patiently for me to move out of my procrasnitation mode.

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                      • #12
                        Also be careful how you word things. One of your sections is worded irrily close to how I have the SAME section worded on my resume which has been posted up here a few times. Not accusing you of anything or saying what it is, just saying it's quite.... odd.
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                        • #13
                          I personally just list things on my resume instead of writing sentences.

                          So instead of:
                          I graduated from The Art Institute of Ohio-Cincinnati in Cincinnati, OH, in June, 2007 with an Associates Degree in graphic design

                          I would have
                          June 2007
                          Associates Degree (graphic design)
                          The Art Institute of Ohio-Cincinnati
                          It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?" Winnie the Pooh

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by CkretAjint
                            Also be careful how you word things. One of your sections is worded irrily close to how I have the SAME section worded on my resume which has been posted up here a few times. Not accusing you of anything or saying what it is, just saying it's quite.... odd.
                            I did this resume in may 2007... I complied the logo, resume, my bC's and all that then, and added the externship in july 2006... I've only been a member here for like a week and have not seen your resume... just to clear things up...

                            Great minds think alike???

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                            • #15
                              That's fine. I was just saying they are literally word for word, except two of the 'power words' are flopped in the sentences... *shrugs*
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