Does A Designers CV Need To Be Well Designed?

Let’s create a Designers CV to win you the job!

So you’ve seen a creative / design based role online that you would like to apply for and now it’s time to give your CV a touch-up, but now you’re worrying about how creatively designed it actually needs to be!

As the need for more experienced and creative Designers rises, job seekers looking for a role in that arena will need to up their game when it comes to putting together a CV. You need to fight off the competition to ensure you get shortlisted for an interview!

You need to drum up interest in your CV by really putting your creative skills to the max, this CV needs to ideally be the best piece of ‘work’ you’re ever going to create.

If you are going to put something unique together, then you need to remember to include easy to read and informative details about yourself and your skillset. Don’t just put together something colourful and visually attractive; don’t forget that this is a CV, give it a good balance!

I thought I would show some of the most creative CV’s I’ve personally come across online whilst working here, they might even inspire you to create something similar:

This is a great one; Sid created this as a concept, but it was unfortunately never physically created, but it still demonstrates his skills and proficiency with graphics editing softwares. His 2004 CV isn’t too shabby (putting it lightly) either!

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This one is my favourite of the lot! Robby Leonardi, a multidisciplinary designer put together this video game themed CV to showcase himself to the ‘player’. If you’re a Designer and coding expert like Robby, then you need a CV like this!

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Zhi Liang has put together this excellent infographic CV, it’s definitely another excellent one that stands out from the crowd; it catches the readers eye straight away and (importantly) showcases his qualifications and skills without it looking messy and ‘crammed’.

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Here’s another infographic CV created by Gary Corr, which neatly unfolds into three different sections; one side pulls the reader in and then tells them to turn over, where they can find his education, work experience and more!

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This is another unfolding / folding CV that was put together by Amber Van Mieghem. If this fantastic opener doesn’t get the employers attention, then I don’t know what will!

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This final one features a great design on a milk carton! This is another concept creation, which (to my knowledge) I don’t believe was ever physically created, unfortunately.

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That’s it for this one! Hopefully you’re now inspired to create a glorious Designers CV which will win you the interview, and maybe even the job!

If you want to see more of these, then just go to somewhere like Pinterest and search for ‘CV designs’ or ‘creative CV’, for example, there are thousands more of these great creations out there!

10 Very Useful Career Infographics

Infographic for your thoughts?

I love a good infographic (career infographics to be precise) and frequently post them to our social channels; they provide quick and extremely useful pieces of information in a clear, precise and (usually) pleasing-to-the-eye way!

So, here are 10 career infographics which I felt were worthy of featuring; let’s begin: (please note that these aren’t in any particular order)

1. The Hottest Skills of 2015 on LinkedIn

If you’re wondering what to do with your life, be you a school leaver or even an experienced professional looking for a new career path, then this list will definitely point you in the right direction!

2. Modern Ways to Job Search

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It’s a few years old, but this post still provides very relevant and detailed information on how to go about searching for a job at present!

3. What’s Your Career Type?

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Take this one with a pinch of salt (maybe even a big spoonful, haha) as it may not be entirely accurate, BUT, it’s still fun to read and go through the different branches to see where you end up.

4. 10 Tips to Master The Phone Interview

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Hopefully, most of these should be a given to you already, but some of you may not have become a phone interviewing Jedi yet. Don’t despair though! Give this infographic a good read!

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5. Interview Preparation – The Decisive Factor

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Did you know that 93% of employability is determined by preparation and that only 1 in 10 candidates spends 2 hours of more preparing! I know that because I stole it from the article, haha. But seriously, interview preparation is EVERYTHING; it’s worth it, I promise you.

6. 17 LinkedIn Profile Must-Haves

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I’m a big advocate of LinkedIn (as you can tell by this one and some of my other blog posts) and why on earth wouldn’t you be?! It’s the largest business to business network in the world at your fingertips..for free! If you want to get noticed on LinkedIn though, you need to put in the hard work – again, this is worth it in the long run!

7. The Do’s and Don’ts of The Modern CV / Resume

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Here’s another modern-themed career infographic covering all of your cv need to knows and do’s! Despite being a published a while ago, it’s all still very relevant information that you should heed!

8. 15 Ways to Beat Procrastination

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Go on, admit it, you might have come across this article whilst procrastinating! It’s fine! It happens to the best of us! However, you wouldn’t be procrastinating if you were either in a job / in a job that you enjoyed. I personally found numbers 2, 4, 6 and 9 very useful.

9. Keep Calm and Beat Job Interview Nerves

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As Siofra mentions in this post, “it doesn’t matter how many job interviews you undertake” or what the level of position is, every single job interview you attend will be a nerve juddering experience. So that’s why EssayTigers came up with this great infographic to help you out!

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10. The Habits of Successful People Vs Unsuccessful People

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Want to succeed in life? Of course you do! Well, then it’s worth implementing these everyday habits into your routine! Transform yourself and see where it takes you!

That’s that! Finito! Remember that these are just a small selection of my favourite career infographics, I’ll have some more for you very soon! In the meantime, you can visit our LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook pages for more!