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New CV Design

Discussion in 'Design Jobs & Employment Forum:' started by Matt_Harrison, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. Matt_Harrison

    Matt_Harrison Junior Member

    I was just messing around tonight and did this new CV design. What do you think?

    Just want a crit on the CV not the work enclosed ;) I know I need to get more on there!

    Cv Matt Harrison

  2. DWildish

    DWildish Member

  3. Matt_Harrison

    Matt_Harrison Junior Member

    Hi David,

    Thanks for the feedback. I'm not boring, I promise. I'm just probably trying too hard in my CV to persuade you of my commitment to something I really enjoy doing.

    There's lots of other things I enjoy too, I happen to be a keen tennis player and I'm also an architectural writer. Perhaps I should mention those too for the sake of not appearing one-dimensional.

    I really like your illustrations on dribbble, very sharp style. I shall bookmark your feed.

  4. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    Try and fun it up a tad.

    That is all...does the job.
  5. DWildish

    DWildish Member

  6. DWildish

    DWildish Member

  7. Romack

    Romack Senior Member

    The yellow really grates on me, It would look much cleaner and more crisp on white. The turquoise/blue colour will have more impact.

    Just my two cents. Good layout though.

    WEBIAN Senior Member

    You should definitely mention your hobbies or interests and make sure they are truly reflecting your taste. It's really annoying when an interviewer finds out that a candidate has invented something jut to fill up a space in their cv (generally thinking that it isn’t an important issue).

    It is important because employers (don’t forget they are people!) want to have a glimpse of what their future employees or collaborators are like. They’ll try to figure out what working with you is going to be like. They want a nice atmosphere at work very likely, and… you want it too I’d guess. So don’t under evaluate that that bit of your cv.

    Once said that, you don’t sound a bore and I like the design. Nice job.
  9. DWildish

    DWildish Member

  10. Matt_Harrison

    Matt_Harrison Junior Member

    And I should include my weekly Skull and Bones meetings and amateur vivisection classes…
  11. WEBIAN

    WEBIAN Senior Member

    If the interviewer is into it as well he might invite you to a session...

    Just say what you really enjoy doing. It's more fun!!
  12. jmattley

    jmattley Junior Member

    Remember, someone checking a CV is likely to spend 30 seconds deciding whether or not to read it, make the important content jump out at them! Whether the CV is for a design related job or accounts, they still want someone who matches the companies ethos.
  13. rossnorthernunion

    rossnorthernunion Senior Member

    For me a CV should:

    • Be one side of A4

    • Be concise and bullet pointed where needed

    • Be honest and informative with relevant information

    • Not contain any work - this should be a stand alone document, send work in a different pdf if needed

    • Be printable - easy on the colours

    • Be easy to read

    * Be bloody good.

    If i were you, i'd condense it, remove the personal things, have recent employment, skills and qualifications at the top and have it on one sheet of A4.

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