Your resume is a brief of your qualifications and skills. You aim to impress your prospective employers by creating an impressive resume. But if you are not careful enough, even the most powerful resume can also turn into a disaster. This article will not be about how you can create a great resume. It will be about what should not be there on the resume of a graphic designer like you.
Here they are:
1. Too gaudy designs – they do more harm than good. Do not harbor the misconception that using too extravagant designs will attract clients. It is nice to show some creativity but getting carried away is not a good idea. You want to show your prospective employer your creative skills and not overwhelm them with how many designs you can stuff into one place. A balance must be maintained in the design and the content. You can provide images next to every skill-set of yours. But be careful to keep the use of images to a minimum. There’s actually no hard and fast rule.
2. Fonts that look extravagant – The content on your resume needs to be readable. Therefore, you have to choose fonts that look decent and are comprehensible at the same time. Your typography selection must be wise and that includes font type, size and color.
3. Loud colors: Too flashy colors can strain the eyes which means, your potential client may not read your curriculum vitae only halfway or worse, may not read it at all. Opt for colors that are stylish yet soothing for the eyes. Soothing colors can also highlight your skills.
4. No mention of previous job: Not telling your potential client about your past experiences and achievements could be a fatal mistake. Do not just describe through words. Show some examples of your work on another page. This needs to you to write your skills in an efficient manner in a simple language.
5. Poor grammar and/or spelling errors: It is understandable that typos are natural. They can occur anytime, but if you don’t proofread your CV after completing it, you can never be sure of whether there are any typos in it. Also poor grammar shows your ignorance for the text content, even if you are not ignorant at all. Do you want to send such a wrong signal to the person who may hire you?
6. Mentioning useless interests: No client wants to know whether you love to play guitar or write poetry. Provide only those interests (if any) that have something to do with your graphic designing.
7. A poor layout: The layout of your resume must be subtle and attractive to look at. It should arouse the reader’s interest in your work. An effective layout should also guide the reader to the important sections of your CV.
In the end, your curriculum vitae should include only accurate and authentic information. Falsifying or exaggerating any information could lead the reader into thinking that you are not trustworthy as a provider of quality graphic design services India.
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