Hi guys, I need help from some professional. I need to make CV so I can apply for job at some company. I never made that and don’t have any idea how to make one. So is there anyone here who knows that or who can send me example ( his or her CV ) so I can see what I have to write or not to write. Any kind of help will be useful.
I only have mine in Czech and very outdated, but you can get inspired by these great GraphicRiver templates or even buy one and have your CV really professional…especially if the company is graphics oriented:http://graphicriver.net/item/clean-elegant-resume/45655 http://graphicriver.net/item/resume-booklet-8-pages/55049 http://graphicriver.net/item/professional-resumecv/1820628 http://graphicriver.net/item/simple-and-clean-resume-with-covering-letter/113626
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there are examples of professionals cv online. just search the net. It should have the standard info like who you are, where you worked in the past, education, knowledge
but if is a job related to video then you need a demo reel.
browse vimeo for examples of demo reels. the demo reel should be the main weapon for you to get the job, cv is just additional info for them to know you better.
My CV advice…
A CV ’s largely a formality. It’s just to get you in the door. After that, it’s your personality that will carry you. As Doru mentions, in design jobs, it’s largely your reel / portfolio that’ll get you in the door, so the CV’s not quite so important. Companies might receive a lot of CVs for any given job advertised. So….
- Keep it short and sweet. Reading CVs is very, very boring.
- Make it look good. (I’d avoid a template)
- Stick to one page.
- Feed your audience a few interesting bits and pieces. Pique their curiosity. That way you’ll also be guiding the interview a little if you get one.
- What a designer’s CV has to say about him/her is quite different to what an accountant’s has to do. So don’t set too much store by the “rules” you’ll find on-line.
- Let your personality come out a bit and bend the rules a little, without going overboard and coming over as arrogant.
- Put a link to your on-line reel on there.
- Avoid the temptation to try and make your successes / achievements sound bigger than they actually are. It’s completely transparent.
- Don’t try to disguise stock templates as anything else. An experienced designer will see through that ruse in about 0.000001 seconds.
The best CV I ever saw was for a runner’s position. Amongst the stacks of wordy CVs trying to make no experience sound like some experience, was one that just had “I make a very good cup of tea” on it in big letters. Stood out a mile. The guy had correctly identified, that to be a runner you need to be keen, you need to be humble and you need to quickly stand out from the reams of other people who are capable of doing the job.
High risk strategy, but I think the guy got the job.
Ok. Thank you all for time and some really good advice. I’ll probably buy some template from graphic river and make it clean, sweet, and short. And yes I made Demo Reel ( my first one ) few days ago. I put link here on forum for you guys to give me some opinion but only 2-3 people left comment