Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Effective Resume Tips For Graphic And Web Designers

Creativity and imaginations don't have any geographical boundaries or time limitations. These hold the power to go beyond the horizons with the sole aim of creating a perfect masterpiece. Despite of this there is a need to lock creation with time and certain boundaries. This thing comes true when a designer has to opt for a full time 9 to 6 job. In such a job you only have 9 hours to go ahead with wild imaginations. Those who wish to go for this time limitations also has to learn to write a designer resume.

Here are some excellent tips to help you write an effective graphic designer resume:

• Your resume should have a purely professional look and approach. Keep your words and language simple whilst adding some designer flair to it. As the resume is for a graphic designing post you can also add a banner and a logo to your resume to make it look more appropriate for the specified job.

• Then in one sentence mention the position you are applying for. Clearly mention whether you are looking for a position of art director, graphic designer, senior designer, freelance option, or any other specified area. With the mentioning of the position it is also important to say in a few words why you feel you are the best candidate for this position. Along with this if you mention how you would make a valuable contribution to the organization; it would be an added advantage.

• List down your professional experience in graphic designing with all the positions you have worked on and responsibilities taken care of in each job.

• In case of a web designer post there are various specific technicalities that you should know. Highlight all your experience in the field and also all the specific knowledge you behold. Also list the technical know-how in terms of offset printing, digital printing, and web site design like the Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Quark Xpress, Macromedia Dreamweaver. Use this technical proficiency as significant keywords that would help you market yourself in the job market.

• List your educational qualification but there is no need to emphasize on any unless the degree or diploma is related to graphic designing. In this kind of a job, education does not play a vital role, rather hands-on experience is considered to be the most effective marketing tool to market your credentials and credibility.

• Mention all the awards and accolades received in your past work life. This serves to be a great tool to increase your worth in the job market.

• Make sure to end the resume on a soft, friendly, and an affirmative note.


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