With my degree now behind me, I’ve been on the hunt for work in the media industry, where I can hopefully gain some solid experience to add to my CV and hopefully more content to add to my portfolio. Thankfully, I’ve been kept pretty busy lately, between shooting and editing videos at home and working abroad recently as an intern for 2 weeks with the Irish Fest in Milwaukee, I’ve managed to add to my body of work with new videos and gained new experience to add to my CV.
With plans to gain further internships over the next year, at home or abroad, followed by a year I hope to spend studying for my masters degree – I had been rewriting my CV recently and bringing it up to date with my current experience. I found it was quite long and being a written document, it was a little boring to read (Unless your into reading several pages of text about someone else ). So I decided to put together a condensed version of my CV that would fit on a single page and designed it to look a little more appealing visually.
Making it a single page, the idea was to make it easier to upload or attach as a single image online, which would make it less hassle for potential employers when communicating online. I decided to cut all the information needed from the pages of my old CV, down to the most important stuff – Name, contact details, main skills, most recent education and best experience to put forward. With just one page, its best just to put forward your strongest suits, everything else can be elaborated on later if time permits. I then put all this down in a flowing yet tight layout, punctuated with coloured headings, matching the rest of the colours used throughout – making it easily read in one glance.
To add a bit of flair to the whole thing, I then added some ‘go-faster’ stripes across the bottom to add some movement and additional pattern to the page. A faded film roll graphic was then added in the background to point out my main interest in video production, while my 8-bit style portrait logo (Im a bit of a retro-game and 8-bit music nerd ) and overall CV design leans to my experience and added interest in graphic design and art. Colour-wise, I opted for a red, white and black colour scheme as that has been my favorite colour combination lately when designing graphics. The black background may be too much for some people but I like the way it brings out the red and white.
Anyway, I keep changing it but this is the current incarnation of my CV which I am using in job and internship applications. Let me know what you think of it? What changes would you make? Do you hate the whole thing?…
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