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What are the top 3 resume/portfolio turn offs for ADs/Designers

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Too much work/not having a decent bio/making a joke about writing about yourself in the third person,

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No no no. Only your BEST. If I can see you can’t self edit, we aren’t talking. Show me things that have ideas or are exciting. If I’m looking at a page of banners, they better be the best fucking banners I’ve ever seen with an innovative twist. If it’s just a banner that looks like the print the Sr. AD designed then I don’t care.

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How much work is too much work?

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Helping or hurting. Question that to everything you have in your portfolio. If it’s not helping it’s probably hurting.

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Work out how long it would take someone to look through the book. Should not take more than 10 minutes to get a good feel and then if they like it they have the option to delve into detail. Make sure there is a variety of projects to view. So if you had say 9 or 12 windows they could showcase the work and some might go into more depth than others. There’s no “fixed” number of projects but respect that the viewer/design or creative director doesn’t need to see everything to know if you have the taste/skills/potential/passion/experience they are looking for.

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I assumed the more work the merrier!

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I usually have different versions of my site that I show depending on the industry, but I also have an option to view all as well. My work is pretty diverse from UXUI, traditional advertising, illustration, Keyart, motion graphics to photography. Big agencies are looking for specialist while smaller agencies are looking for generalist. Depending on what kind of gig you are looking for or if you expect to stick with a certain industry or jump between advertising, media/entertainment, and tech like I do, I found that showcasing more work makes me more marketable.

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RESUME EXPERIMENT?!

Hey HR/Copywriters...what do you say about workshopping a resume from the heart.

No jargon. Brutally human. Slightly colorful.
The English language is so much better than the 500-lame-word ball and chain that resumes have been subjected to.

I’m a square peg in a round hole type of person anyway. DM me and I’ll have the jargon version and a first go at the colorful version ready to go. Let’s try it with yours also.

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I’m curious to know how can I follow up with a recruiter without looking desperate. The interview went really well, and she said she would reach out soon, but haven’t heard back from her yet.

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Best ways to begin live conversations with recruiters....go......

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