Usually I get my jobs through people (think “word of mouth”) but lately I’ve been searching online and connecting with people who are looking for designers in an attempt to boost my business. I came across a few opportunities that requested resumés and the requests gave me pause? Isn’t my portfolio enough? Can’t people see my experience and connections on linkedin? In 2012 is it really necessary to provide possible jobs/contracts/partners with a résumé? I was going to ignore these opportunities but one of them seemed very interesting so I sucked it up and got to work on a resumé.
What happened? Well, it happened to be one of the most fun projects that I’ve worked on in several months! It’s still a work in progress. I’m still rewriting and tweaking the design but I will prematurely present you with…. my rewritten, redesigned résumé: