Why Making Your CV Stand Out Is Important.
Unlike regular CV's you use when applying for normal jobs that aren't apart of the design community, design CV's are more bright, bold, colourful and requires a lot more thought to be put into it.
Firstly is the format. Never use Microsoft Word like you do for regular CV's. Instead, use InDesign and always export it as a PDF. To make your creative CV stand out more, make it interactive by including clickable links to your blog and/or social media sites. Also good to mention is don't make it long. Make it a single page document at A4 size.
Skills. When it comes to listing your skills, you should always mention how well you understand and how well you can use different Adobe software's. You can always add a little graph at the bottom to show these skills.
Always add some personality to your CV. Last thing a client wants is a boring and repetitive CV. Instead, add little icons or designs to your CV without overwhelming everything. This can be part of your hobbies or just to simply give it a more playful look.
As much as you want your CV to be bright and colourful, don't overdo it to the point where it becomes 'blinding'. Maybe stick to 1 or 2 colours and always have a white background and black text.
It doesn't matter if you've never worked for a design company or a client. Instead, list personal projects you have done or even unpaid design jobs. (For example, competitions)
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