Top Ten Mistakes (from AIGA)
Points from Get a Job by Rita Sue Siegel
The trick to getting your resume noticed is customization; not by design but by content.
Clarity, brevity, and relevance of content are important characteristics of a resume, as are organization, readability, quality of information, writing style, correct spelling and grammar.
Beautiful to look at
Part of your business system / reflect your identity
No grammatical or spelling errors
Can contain anything that is unique that says something about your skills / dig deep
Shouldn’t be over the top
What it should contain:
Personal Statement / Objective
Skills / Software Knowledge/Proficiencies
Design Experience (Freelance, Internships, Jobs)
Work Experience (Not too much detail, better if what you did is relevant to design)
Activities / Involvement / Shows / Awards
Website Portfolio address
Should it be designed?