Personalisation

So if you had read my last post, you probably have assumed that Sauron defeated me. He didn’t. But the merriment of Christmas and then New Year did, and saw my goal to ‘blog everyday!’ crumble. Even one of my NY resolutions was to do just that and yet it has taken me… 21 days to start that one. However not all has been without resolve. I have been applying for a job near daily the past week, minus weekends because there are simply not enough VM, nor retail related jobs around. How have I kept myself motivated? By editing my resume to suit the job.
Sounds fun I know. But before you judge me, I mean visually (although you should really alter the information too) and there is little more I enjoy than creating colour themes. My idea was inspired by a teacher, who once suggested adapting the fonts to match the clients and a pop of a corporate colour, to form an association between the company and your resume. To try and capture how the company stationary may appear and therefore as if your resume was one of their own documents.
I always thought it was neat idea, whether it works, I have no idea, as no news of success of yet but time shall tell. Nonetheless when your applying to jobs like Sportsgirl or Alannah Hill, who have such a strong image, it is super fun to recreate those signature stripes or eye drop that dark burgundy red curled font.
ENTHUSIASM LEVEL: looking good & feeling better.

 

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Piece of Paper

OPERATION: Resume
As everyone knows a resume will make or break your opportunities, so the pressure is on when you sit down at your computer and open a blank document. You need to capture the reader, then hold them for at least 10 seconds to have a chance at an interview. It cannot be too long, nor too short and must explain your skills and attributes without being too arrogant, but neither too meek. Further if you’re in the creative industry it should reflect your flair and pazazz; so layout, colour and font procrastination is inevitable.

Surprisingly I made a fair bit of progress today after days of colour theme and font deliberation, (I find choosing fonts such a painful process.) What’s more I managed to fit it all nicely on one page. One page! So neat! Mind, then you think about it and it feels somewhat depressing that your life can be whittled down to a single piece of paper and that this paper is you.
However I am so glad that this process is done and with just a few final tweaks to be made, I should be ready to begin applications in a few days, allowing for folio creation. The joys of tomorrow.
ENTHUSIASM LEVEL: meh, I could be doing holiday activities.

Because we all want to know how to write a killer resume, there are so many articles on getting it right. Here’s a couple I referred too.
Blue Sky Resumes
The Simple Dollar
Mashable
Oh and check out these unique resumes, I simply love them!

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