I have applied to many jobs these past 3 months. Any tips or suggestions would help to improve my resume. I also want to transition to product design, but zero entry level product design jobs available.

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The resume design game is really hard.
I have a few suggestions for you :)

1. The completion/skill proficiency rings are a thing of the past. If you have experience in it, put it, if you don’t, don’t. No recruiter or hiring manager wants to see that you only know 75% of a program… plus, what does that even mean? lol
2. Watch for widows throughout (I see a few 😉)
3. In general, your layout would benefit from white space. Increase the leading and spacing between sections. If it drops to 2 pages, so be it.
4. Some grammatical errors throughout.
5. Shorten the behance link to just be.net/[your username] to save on space at the top.

Happy to help you go through and edit if you want to send it to me as a PDF. DM me if you want and I’ll share my email!

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Resume is overly designed IMO, making it appear a bit outdated. A good start would be to remove the black background on the left, remove the software circles (just make a bulleted list) and reduce the size of your logo (or just eliminate it). Put more emphasis on the content and focus on good typography with a clean/simple layout

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Take all the above design suggestions very seriously. But I’ll chime in on content. It’s all very vague right now. Show me your accomplishments! What impact did you bring to your company / client.

I did [x] that led to [y]:
“Led redesign of client’s social media strategy and increased social media following by x%.”

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Don’t use donut charts for skills. It’s arbitrary, there’s no understanding of a baseline and values are based off nothing.

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