Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Employment  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #41  
Old 31.08.2011, 16:01
Nickers's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Zurich
Posts: 3,693
Groaned at 41 Times in 35 Posts
Thanked 4,899 Times in 1,697 Posts
Nickers has a reputation beyond reputeNickers has a reputation beyond reputeNickers has a reputation beyond reputeNickers has a reputation beyond reputeNickers has a reputation beyond reputeNickers has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Help w/ Graphic Designer's CV

Quote:
View Post
i hear you guys loud and clear! and will be working on my CV like you said.
any limits though, in terms of file size, number of pages and format?

and any advice on what kind of design should i include? i have a variety of works from illustration, graphic design, layout, publication to TVC.
I'd say no more than 3-5mb to download from email and around 10 pages. Basic CV details then portfolio samples. How you present them depends on your creativity. I'd recommend tailoring your portfolio pdf to the client. If the job you are applying for is primarily print based then put more print work samples in, if it's more digital focussed then mor digital examples etc...
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 31.08.2011, 20:02
cog's Avatar
cog cog is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Currently in Haiti
Posts: 136
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 27 Times in 15 Posts
cog has earned some respectcog has earned some respect
Re: Help w/ Graphic Designer's CV

Quote:
View Post
I'd say no more than 3-5mb to download from email and around 10 pages. Basic CV details then portfolio samples. How you present them depends on your creativity. I'd recommend tailoring your portfolio pdf to the client. If the job you are applying for is primarily print based then put more print work samples in, if it's more digital focussed then mor digital examples etc...
okay. that makes sense. will do that.
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 31.08.2011, 21:42
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Basel
Posts: 56
Groaned at 12 Times in 4 Posts
Thanked 23 Times in 15 Posts
Mott has earned some respectMott has earned some respect
Re: Help w/ Graphic Designer's CV

Your CV looks good ...as a piece of work in your portfolio. For a resumé, recruiters prefer a common top-to-bottom, easily readable layout. They don't have time and interest to figure out how to read a graphic designer's personal style, they want to get straight to the point. Yours is quite tame though compared to some other CVs I've seen on the net. I'd keep the typographic style, it's good. I would narrow down the stars to three (basic knowledge - good - expert). Your personal info section is typically U.S. American CV style. Good thing you left out a section that describes your aim/goals in your future job. In Switzerland, that's not welcome and comes out a bit arrogant. Instead, people here sometimes list their hobbies as long as they have something in common with the job. As others wrote, if you send it by mail, add a few copies of portfolio work along the usual certificates. If you send it by e-mail, do it as a PDF.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Mott for this useful post:
  #44  
Old 31.08.2011, 21:51
fatmanfilms's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Verbier
Posts: 21,376
Groaned at 461 Times in 352 Posts
Thanked 23,091 Times in 11,824 Posts
fatmanfilms has a reputation beyond reputefatmanfilms has a reputation beyond reputefatmanfilms has a reputation beyond reputefatmanfilms has a reputation beyond reputefatmanfilms has a reputation beyond reputefatmanfilms has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Help w/ Graphic Designer's CV

Quote:
View Post
Your personal info section is typically U.S. American CV style. Good thing you left out a section that describes your aim/goals in your future job..
I went to a Swiss CV writing course paid for by the RAV 5 years ago, we were told to describe aim/goals in the future job.
Since that CV has never produced any positive results you probably have a very good point.
Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old 01.09.2011, 16:06
cog's Avatar
cog cog is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Currently in Haiti
Posts: 136
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 27 Times in 15 Posts
cog has earned some respectcog has earned some respect
Re: Help w/ Graphic Designer's CV

thanks! i actually wrote the CV with that in mind. most designers write their CV without thinking of readability, as you say straight to the point. but the others made a good point, that sample works should be included. i think i would remove the stars altogether, many has commented on it. perhaps, replacing the stars on the language section with "basic knowledge - good - expert" would help. again thanks!

Quote:
View Post
Your CV looks good ...as a piece of work in your portfolio. For a resumé, recruiters prefer a common top-to-bottom, easily readable layout. They don't have time and interest to figure out how to read a graphic designer's personal style, they want to get straight to the point. Yours is quite tame though compared to some other CVs I've seen on the net. I'd keep the typographic style, it's good. I would narrow down the stars to three (basic knowledge - good - expert). Your personal info section is typically U.S. American CV style. Good thing you left out a section that describes your aim/goals in your future job. In Switzerland, that's not welcome and comes out a bit arrogant. Instead, people here sometimes list their hobbies as long as they have something in common with the job. As others wrote, if you send it by mail, add a few copies of portfolio work along the usual certificates. If you send it by e-mail, do it as a PDF.

fatmanfilms, i think putting goals and stuff like that on a CV is quite futile. how could you set goals if you haven't worked in the company? without knowing the company's needs or issues they're facing, how could you form effective goals. so i'm with you on this.

Quote:
View Post
I went to a Swiss CV writing course paid for by the RAV 5 years ago, we were told to describe aim/goals in the future job.
Since that CV has never produced any positive results you probably have a very good point.
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT +2. The time now is 13:34.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0