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YES. YOUR RESUME SPEAKS FOR YOU WHEN YOU CAN’T.
But I’m a creative; I get hired from my portfolio.
In this market, a recruiter may not even look at your portfolio unless she already has a compelling reason to do so. Your resume has to not only speak for YOU – it has to speak for your portfolio. Does it? If the recruiter isn’t bowled over by your resume, she may not bother to look at your portfolio.
Are you a creative who starts by looking at the potential for impact, then reverse-engineering big ideas and executions? This means being truly solution-agnostic. Here you will create strategies, campaigns, communities, content, platforms, and tools — whatever is needed for brands and people to act together and create positive impact at scale.
HOW I HELP Checking out portfolio websites is a BIG part of my work day and I am full of tips like: refresh your design at least once a year (technology moves fast, people!), have an easy to remember url, and minimize the clicking (it took me 5 clicks to navigate to the page of logos on a candidate's site today.)
RESUME RESCUE 9 years later and I'm still amazed at how well Julia Rubiner, Personal Branding Storyteller for Creative Profiles is able to spin someone's experience from one industry to another to help get interviews and land jobs. In awe...
GET EDUCATED 15 years and counting, my friends at Keep-a-Breast have had a traveling education booth about breast cancer awareness at the Warped Tour. I'll be there this weekend and you bet I'm bringing my 10 year old!
JOBS Check em out!
Solidly into 2016 and in full swing of NEW
New jobs placed, new projects booked, new resumes written -- repeat, repeat, repeat. While we’re on the topic of new, internally we’re excited about our own website redesign projects and about our pretty serious asana habit (oh mighty unicorn we heart you!) A few things to share:
“Do I really need a resume AND a LinkedIn profile – aren’t they pretty much the same thing?” To answer that question, try looking at it this way:
Your personal brand is the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), the premier organization in mixed martial arts, hosting most of the top-ranked fighters in the world.
Have you ever gotten a job by uploading your resume to an online application portal? I haven’t, and I don’t know anyone who has. You could be the answer to an employer’s prayers, but if you don’t know how to appease the algorithm – by, say, using a sans-serif font like Verdana instead of a serif font like Times New Roman (for years the resume standard) – you’re sunk.