14 posts • Page 1 of 1
It's an interesting article discussing how we spend hours on the visual impact of our portofolio's, carefully selecting the best sketches, product shots etc.. that show us of in the best possible light.. Yet as Michael put's it the resume gets no visual love. Which I agree with.
I guess it comes down to what we perceive a designers CV to be. Is it about where he has worked and his skillset? (which you could argue is allready shown in the portfolio). Or is a designer's cv actually about trying to decide whether the person is a good fit. If it's the latter is the text based cv the best way to go?
.I appreciate there are many potential pitfalls here... If HR were to receive a graphical cv I imagine it would be equivalant to handing them a document writen in martian... by an illeterate martian
The cv is the place to express your creativity with good copy. The portfolio is the place to express your creativity with design.I also understand that you can still make your text based CV graphically pleasing. I guess what I am posing (or rather Michael is) as a discusion topic is that is the text cv for designers approrpiate. Should we be simply listing our experience's? Or should designers use that space to try and explain who we are and why we would be a good fit for a potential employee.
So how would you, (as senior designers or those who oversea the recruitment of new staff) react to a "graphical cv"? More importantly should we be looking a shift in the designers cv...
Perhaps there is a challenge for us there? Don't can the traditional resume but figure out a way of representing your career in a visual and factual way? Could this be sent out with the resume in place of the normal pdf portfolio?
one-word-plastics wrote:Yes, the resumes get filtered by recruiters & HR people, but the ultimate decision maker is probably a designer or creative person.
one-word-plastics wrote:I agree with the "Wikipedia" analogy. Just the facts mam. I love bullets.
The only point that I would disagree with Shoe on when she/he says most CVs will be read by non-designers. Most of the ID hiring managers ARE designers (or were designers). Yes, the resumes get filtered by recruiters & HR people, but the ultimate decision maker is probably a designer or creative person.
tarngerine wrote:I love the idea of having a 3 line resume, but I think it's very risky at my early stage in career... I know HR from larger companies do expect a "normal" lengthier resume, especially those who use things like HR Smart/other ghastly filtering systems. There comes the problem with visual CVs: if your content is not up to scratch and you don't have a text only version that you can put into systems like HR Smart, it'll be useless except as eye candy. I prefer the clean typographical approach, with many, many proofreads from different people in different fields. If someone from Information Systems can understand what you did as a designer in R&D, I think you're in a good place.