Following on from our post about Applying for a design position, we’ve listed a few handy tips on crafting your resume!
Reading between the lines
Often it’s what we don’t read or see that speaks volumes in an application.
If there is a gap of time in your work experience or a quick succession of positions – explain this time. Don’t leave it open to interpretation. Explain what you did during that time …
- did you volunteer at an animal shelter?
- help a sick friend? or
- just sit on the couch watching multiple episodes of GOT or Ellen?
Even after you have spell checked – read everything you have written out loud. Be certain it makes sense and reads well. Ask a friend or see if the cat is free to listen to you present your portfolio!
Also be sure you’re addressing the right person at the right place. (Yes we received an application letter which was addressed to another studio!)
Understanding the company you are applying to may also inspire you to develop a different approach for your presentation – everything tastes better with a sprinkle of Salt!
Getting it write // handy links
- Check out grammarly – Grammarly helps you to write better by finding and correcting up to 10× more mistakes than your word processor.
- Type it Write – A lovely pocket sized guide to preparing your documents professionally.
- Hub Spot Blogs – Think Grammar Doesn’t Matter? It Could Be Holding You Back From a Promotion.
Our next post in this series will focus on your Designing your portfolio and how to best represent your work.