I’ve been wanting to put together a resume that highlights my creative experience for a while now, and this week I had a reason to do so. My resumes have always had a more standard look and no design elements. Clinical research human resources departments don’t really care about (or want, probably) graphics or non-traditional resumes.
First, I decided to consult my trusty friend interwebs for some inspiration.
There were several elements that I wanted to include in this version of my resume - my logo, my blogging, layout design, and photography experience, sample posts that show my style, and other blogs where my site or work has been featured. I wanted to include more graphic elements, so I incorporated the graph paper background of my blog and used the logos of the sites I’ve contributed to or been featured in rather than listing them. Note to Apple: Seriously? You can’t hyperlink images in Pages? Just text? Insane.
Since the position I applied for didn’t involve marketing, I decided to keep the resume to one page and leave out my previous marketing experience.
My cover letter included a lot of information that the blog requested and more information about me, my experience, and my interests. Now I just have to cross my fingers and hope that it works out. Getting paid blogging or editorial gigs for other blogs or websites is part of my business plan that I’m really excited about.
Bloggers: What do you put on your creative resume? What is your design like? I’d love to know.
I hope you guys have a great weekend! I’ll be back on Monday, then I have to say goodbye and let my fabulous guest bloggers take over for a bit. On that note, any cool places that I should make sure to check out when I’m in Chicago and Saugatuck?