CREATIVES: IS A RESUME REALLY THAT IMPORTANT?

YES. YOUR RESUME SPEAKS FOR YOU WHEN YOU CAN’T.

But I’m a creative; I get hired from my portfolio.

A recruiter may not even look at your portfolio unless she has a compelling reason to do so. So your resume has to not only speak for YOU – it has to speak for your portfolio. Does it?

What’s wrong with my resume?

To answer that, ask yourself these questions:

  • Is your summary good enough to get the recruiter to read on?

  • Does it demonstrate your initiative, problem-solving skills and methods for addressing issues in the workplace?

  • Does it vividly illustrate how you’ve affected the bottom line, with supporting metrics to prove it?

  • Does it capture the person behind the data? Is it creative – like you?

Is it articulate and literate? Is it immaculately proofread? Does it fit elegantly on one page? Can you maintain an objective perspective on your skills and experience?

Still wondering what might be wrong with your resume? Find Out.