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    Graphic Design Resume Keywords

    Graphic Design Resume Keywords
    Graphic Designers looking for work may be tempted to pay less attention to their resumes, figuring it's their portfolio that will actually land them the job. Not so fast. While a solid portfolio is a must, you’d be naïve to expect hiring managers to even get to yours. There just isn't enough time in their day to look at every portfolio ...
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    5 Ways to Get Great Art Resume References

    Many creative professionals think of their list of references as an after-thought, something employers only look at after you dazzle them with your killer portfolio and stunning interview skills. But references can actually help you get your foot in the door, if they carry enough weight. Big names and impressive titles can grab the attention of potential employers. Most creative ...
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    10 Words and Phrases That Can Ruin a Resume

    10 Words and Phrases That Can Ruin a Resume
    Your resume needs an update—that is, if your resume is like those of most people, it’s not as good as it could be. The problem is language: most resumes are a thicket of deadwood words and phrases—empty cliches, annoying jargon, and recycled buzzwords. Recruiters, HR folks, and hiring managers see these terms over and over again, and it makes them … ...
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    Can Unrelated Jobs Hurt Your Creative Job Search?

    Can Unrelated Jobs Hurt Your Creative Job Search?
    Do you have a lot of unrelated jobs on your resume? Many creative job seekers — mostly young professionals and career changers — worry that having dissimilar work experience can hurt potential job prospects. But is having several unrelated jobs on your resume really an issue? According to interviewers and hiring managers, the answer is, "not really" — especially if leaving ...
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    5 Signs Your Art Industry Resume Is Passe

    5 Signs Your Art Industry Resume Is Passe
    The workplace is not what it was five years ago. Neither is the job hunt. The most successful candidates are those who are ready and willing to adapt to a changing landscape. But it doesn’t matter how ready you are for the modern workplace if your graphic design resumé is straight out of 1994. And sometimes, it's the most minute details ...
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    A Designers' Secret Weapon: Testimonials

    A Designers' Secret Weapon: Testimonials
    In this dog-eat-dog world of creativity and design, there may be times when we throw our hands up in the air and ask, Why? or Do I really know what the heck I'm doing? Well, at least I do. It is really hard sometimes to get a pat on the back or some other sort of validation in the professional world, ...
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    Resume Tips for Job Fair Success

    Resume Tips for Job Fair Success
    This article was originally posted onMonster.com Whether you're a recent art school graduate seeking your first position or an experienced professional in search of a new opportunity, attending job fairs is one way to network and find job leads. Job fairs allow you to meet hiring managers from various companies and industries -- all housed under one roof for the day. ...
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    How To Refresh Your Creative Resume

    How To Refresh Your Creative Resume
    In a competitive job market, we have to do everything we can to make our resumes more attractive to hiring managers. This can be difficult for older workers, who fear that even if there's no bias (subconscious or conscious) against job seekers on the mature side of 40, a resume may make them look "overqualified" for the positions they want. Here ...
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    Get References Without Art World Experience

    Get References Without Art World Experience
    This article was originally posted onMonster.com You've just graduated art school and have that long-coveted diploma in hand. You're ready to take on the world. But you've lined up some job interviews at creative firms, and the first recruiter you meet wants references. You've spent the last 16 to 18 years in school and never really had a job. What do ...
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    Resume Dilemma: Recent Art School Grad

    Resume Dilemma: Recent Art School Grad
    From Monster.com You've spent four years or more building your artistic knowledge and perhaps even earned a high GPA. So why aren't employers clamoring for your graphic design, illustration or fine art services? The problem you and other new graduates face is that hiring managers are more interested in what you can do for them than what you did in art ...
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    Sample Resume for a Graphic Designer

    Your resume should have substance as well as style. Review our sample resume for a graphic designer below to see how you can portray your full creative abilities to employers This resume is an example of Monster's Resume Writing Services. Impress employers with a high-impact resume and cover letter from the experts. div.custom_widget {border:0px;} [widget:related_reads_popular_pvs_1]
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    8 Tips for Better Email Cover Letters

    8 Tips for Better Email Cover Letters
    As the saying goes, you don't get a second chance to make a first impression. If you're doing a job search or resume submission via email, the first impression any employer will have is from your cover letter. Some tips for creating successful email cover letters are the same as for paper cover letters: Be professional, with correct spelling and grammar, ...
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    8 Ways to Customize Your Art Resume

    8 Ways to Customize Your Art Resume
    Career experts are unanimous on the importance of customizing our resumes for each new job we apply for. But for many of us, when it comes to revising our resumes, the first question is "How?" It's easy to get stuck in rut when you're working with material you know so well. So here are some ways to take a fresh look ...
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    Top Resources for a Art Resume Help

    Top Resources for a Art Resume Help
    From Monster.com You've decided you need a second opinion on your resume, but where should you turn? We've gathered the top eight resources for resume critiques, as well as the pros and cons of each, to help you find the best reviewer for your needs. Professional Resume Writers Resume writers can provide excellent advice on how to improve your resume, says ...
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    Creative Ways to Improve Your Resume

    Creative Ways to Improve Your Resume
    Career experts are unanimous on the importance of customizing our resumes for each new job we apply for. But for many of us, when it comes to revising our resumes, the first question is "How?" It's easy to get stuck in rut when you're working with material you know so well. So here are some ways to take a fresh look ...
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    5 Resume Tips for Art Students

    5 Resume Tips for Art Students
    From Monster.com When you're in college, creating a resume may not seem like a top priority. Indeed, this task doesn't appear on many students’ radar screens until their final semester. How important is it for college students to have a resume? "Vital!" says Lorie Lebert, CEO of career management firm Resumes for Results and contributor to numerous resume books, including Best ...
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    The Secret Formula to Cover Letter Success

    The Secret Formula to Cover Letter Success
    Ah, the dreaded cover letter. You may know what you should do and shouldn’t do, but when it comes to sitting down and actually writing it — where to even begin? Should you even bother? If the job listing specifically says to submit a cover letter, then you must! You don’t want to penalize yourself immediately by not following directions. Unless ...
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    How to Keep Your Online Resume Secure

    How to Keep Your Online Resume Secure
    While you may hear about online fraud, it tends to be focused on companies that derive their business from online purchases. As Monster is primarily a free service, and the contact information found in a resume can just as easily be located elsewhere (e.g. telephone listings), you can be assured that posting your resume on Monster is a safe way to ...
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    Artists: Eye-Popping Cover Letter Secrets

    Artists: Eye-Popping Cover Letter Secrets
    Cover letters give a personal touch to everything you send out. People look at your cover letter first, so it deserves your attention. You only get one chance to make a first impression - and you want it to be a good one. A good cover letter captures your reader's attention. Attention is the first step to relationships. And relationships lead ...
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    20 Action Verbs to Kick Up Your Art Resume

    20 Action Verbs to Kick Up Your Art Resume
    Did you know you should have strong action verbs strategically placed throughout your resume? Well, now you do! Most importantly, you want them at the beginning of the majority of your bullet points and accomplishment-based statements. Please do yourself —and every hiring manager out there—a favor; do not start your sentences with: Responsible for…Worked with…or any other opening that lacks power ...

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