In the creative field, your work is what gets you hired, not your pedigree.
Sure, if you went to SCAD for illustration and want to get hired as a calligrapher, it makes sense to emphasize your education.
It can be hard to let go of your educational conquests.
But in most cases, your education isn’t the MOST important quality that will make you great at a job.
All that creative energy leaves you with a unique set of worries when it comes to resumes.
Worries like: How do I share my story without seeming unfocused?
So whether you want to demonstrate your design skills, or concentrate on the numbers – adapting your layout accordingly (and creatively) could be the best way to stand out.
We’ve already put together a traditional CV template, but if you’re looking for something a little more unique, here are 13 creative CV layout examples: Although there are many ways you can structure a CV, that doesn’t mean every layout will suit you – or your prospective employer.
You’ll also find out how to update your resume in just 15 minutes. Keep it minimalist Fashion bloggers aren’t the only ones looking to cut the fluff. One trick for dealing with those gaps is to switch from using months (Sept 2010–May 2011) to using years (2010–2011). As tempting as it is to create just one resume and stick to it for as long as possible, it’s really important to customize your resume for each job you apply for, or at least for each field/position.
Rather than including your entire work history, limit yourself to your top 4 most relevant (and likely, recent) work experiences. Once you’re in an interview, you can talk through any in-between projects that come up. There are a couple important reasons for that: First, the only way to keep your resume minimalist is to cut it down to the most relevant information.