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October 10 2013

14:06

11 Free Online Tools To Create Professional Resume

“Curriculum Vitae” which is also known as “CV” or “Resume. Submitting your resume or CV is the first thing that you do whenever you apply for any type of job. CV contains your all academic information, last working experiences, your skills and achievements. So it is very necessary that your CV or Resume should be powerful and awesome. Because “first impression is the last impression”. If your Resume is powerful then it will leave a wonderful impression on the interviewer.

So get ready, and make your Resume simple but at the same time more powerful and attractive through this collection. Yes, in this collection we are showcasing some stunning, awesome and free online tools that give your Resume a very Professional and unique look. Have a look at these wonderful online tools. You can also share your comments and suggestions with us via comment section below. Please give us your feedbacks about this collection.

Resume

Create and publish your resume online, free. Use our step by step tools to build your resume in minutes and share it with employers. It’s easy to create a professional looking resume online.

DoYouBuzz

Create an Elegant and Effective resume for free.

Jobspice

JobSpice is a resume builder that can help you quickly design and share a professional resume.

Razume

It all starts with that perfect resume. Use Razume’s resume builder or upload your own to get started.

Online CV Generator

Online CV generator, the easiest way to make CV online with our resume generator.

Resunate

Web based software to build a resume and automatically evaluate & improve it for every job.

How To Write A Resume

How to write the best resume and cover letter for entry-level and established jobseekers. Our unique online resume builder will walk you through how to write a resume with step by step instructions, tips and templates.

VisualCV

A VisualCV is a free multimedia online resume that sets you apart from the competition. Sign up today to use images, charts, references, awards and more to best represent yourself. Easy to share via email or posting your URL or within social networks. Get hired by standing out with hiring managers or by applying to job postings on VisualCV.

Resumonk

Resumonk is a simple online resume builder that helps you create a beautiful and professional resume in minutes. Choose from our collection of resume templates and create your CV.

Re.vu

Re.vu is a complete rethinking of what a resume can be. You no longer have to cram your experience and expertise onto a plain white piece of paper. Re.vu gives you interactive tools to visually (and dynamically) represent who you are and what you have to offer.

CVMKR

Create professional resumes, CV and bio-data online for free, in minutes. Simply fill in your details and generate beautiful PDF and HTML resumes!

March 31 2012

11:00

18 WordPress Themes for Creating an Awesome Online Résumé

As web designers/developers, you need an online portfolio or a landing page, wherein your potential clients can take a look at your works. Further more, it helps to have a resume or Curriculum Vitae online — so that if a client seeks more info about you, he/she can simply head to that page, instead of asking you for a CV in email. In this article, we take a look at some of the best Resume or CV themes for WordPress.

ResumePress

Major Features:

  • Fully customizable design and layout
  • Custom fields like Career History, Summary and Education
  • Gallery cum portfolio support
ResumePress

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Precision (Regular License: $20)

Major Features:

  • Unique “brochure style” design
  • Custom image slideshows
  • 6 shortcodes; 2 custom post types
  • Cross Slide image slider
Precision

Precision

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Cascade (Regular License $20)

Major Features:

  • Uses jQuery and Lightbox
  • 2 skins; 8 tab colors; 10 tab icons
  • 20 predefined backgrounds; 10 social media icons
  • Custom contact form
  • Google Maps shortcode
Cascade

Cascade

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Circlus (Regular License: $25)

Major Features:

  • jQuery Nivo slider plugin
  • Custom 404 Error Page
  • Custom contact form
  • Custom favicon
Circlus

Circlus

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Vue (Regular License: $35)

Major Features:

  • 7 different skins
  • Multiple portfolio layouts
  • 2 homepage sliders
  • Unbranded theme options
Vue

Vue

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Aurel (Standard License: $12)

Major Features:

  • 2 different layouts
  • Valid xHTML 1.0 Transitional
  • jQuery scroller
Aurel

Aurel

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zeeBizzCard (Free)

Major Features:

  • 7 color schemes
  • 3 Featured posts’ sliders
  • Font Manager with over 20 fonts
  • Translation ready
  • Localized in English and German
zeeBizzCard

zeeBizzCard

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Profile (Free)

Major Features:

  • Minimalist design
  • Custom menus and logo
  • Can also serve as a website with static pages (instead of posts)
Profile

Profile

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MyResume (Club Membership: $39/year)

Major Features:

  • jQuery tabbed content
  • Social media integration
  • 5 color schemes
  • Smooth tabbed design
  • Automated thumbnail resizing
MyResume

MyResume

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Get Hired (Standard License: $18)

Major Features:

  • 6 color schemes
  • Social media integration
  • In-built contact form
  • Print-ready CSS
Get Hired

Get Hired

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Super Slick vCard (Regular License: $20)

Major Features:

  • 8 color schemes
  • 27 pre-built translations
  • 2 navigation styles
  • 7 PSDs included
  • Showcase/Portfolio page
  • In-built contact form
Super Slick vCard

Super Slick vCard

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MiniSite (Regular License: $25)

Major Features:

  • Minimal clean design
  • Ajax/PHP contact form
  • 4 color schemes
  • Pre-defined shortcodes
  • jQuery and Lightbox based gallery/slideshow
MiniSite

MiniSite

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MiniCard (Free)

Major Features:

  • Support for hCard micro-format
  • Multiple social networks
  • Portfolio support
MiniCard

MiniCard

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Visiting Card (Free)

Major Features:

  • Support for multiple social networks
  • In-built contact form
  • Ideal for non-bloggers
Visiting Card

Visiting Card

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Creative Zodiac (Regular License: $30)

Major Features:

  • No page reloading (even when using features such as ‘Search’)
  • In-built contact form
  • Detailed Theme Options
  • Custom page templates
Creative Zodiac

Creative Zodiac

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The Digital Business Card (Free)

Major Features:

  • 50+ social networking sites supported
  • Ideal for non-bloggers
  • Easy to use Theme Options panel
The Digital Business Card

The Digital Business Card

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BizzCard (Standard License: $69; Free Version also available)

Major Features:

  • Independent Twitter gadget
  • Flexible widgets
  • FAQ template
  • Huge logo
  • In-built contact form
  • Custom Branding
BizzCard

BizzCard

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vCard (Free; Pro version also available after Club Membership)

Major Features:

  • Supports hCard micro-format
  • Downloadable vCard
  • Supports multiple social networks
  • Translation-ready
  • Pre-loaded plugins
vCard

vCard

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With that, we come to the end of this round-up. Which theme do you use for your online resume/CV? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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February 03 2012

10:00

5 Tips to Improve Your Résumé

Have you ever thought that the reason behind you not getting any design jobs is not the amount of skills you have, but the résumé you send to companies? Think that when companies post job openings hundreds of applications come in day by day and the HR manager needs to sort the bad ones out first. What if your résumé, even if you are a great designer, fails to make the second round?

The goal of the companies is to determine if you really are the person on your résumé, and they do this by first looking at your basic skills. Most of the hiring staff only want to contact applicants on the phone, because this is easier for them and more effective, so they will try to get you on the phone soon after your CV passes the initial basic requirements.

They also look at how dynamic a person is and try and determine a bit about their personality – previously working in groups is an advantage, as graphic and web designers have to do this every day at their jobs. If your personality and the basic skills get the OK, then the HR manager will probably ask technical employees more about your coding skills. Although it is a very quick process, it all starts with your résumé and if the one you submit is not good enough, you will never get a phone or direct interview.

1. Tell them where to find you


I do not mean your home address – this is something you should have in your CV anyway. I’m talking about your portfolio. If I want to hire somebody, I definitely do not want to spend time searching for him on Google. I am not hired to do this, if you are not smart enough to provide it yourself, your CV goes to the shredder. List your web page in the header of your résumé, so it is the first thing the hiring staff notices.

Keep in mind you also need to show your work. If you say you are good in HTML5, the company needs to be able to be convinced before you will be called for an interview.

2. Follow people to stay in touch


An important asset of a job candidate in the design field is to be in touch. It is important to use websites for inspiration, to follow other fellow designers on Twitter and exchange opinions with developers. Many companies ask during the interview who you follow in the design industry, either on Twitter, Dribble, Facebook or other media. I am not saying you should prepare an answer only for the sake of it, I am saying you should actually follow people in the industry.

Another question you might get asked is what did you do in the last year to become a better designer. This is a key one because it will show your potential employer you are really interested in what you do and are passionate about it. Moreover, it will show you continuously work to improve yourself and this is something managers like to hear. You can take different courses on the internet or pay for subscriptions on Lynda.com. Code School and A Book Apart are some other great resources you can use.

Image by Lifetracks volunteer group.

Your résumé should show that you are interested and look to grow as a designer or developer. You should be able to adapt to new techniques and show that you always have a hand on what is new in the industry.

3. Notice the job description


When applying for a graphic designer job, knowing ASP.net doesn’t help too much. It is an advantage, but it is not what you will be evaluated on. It is a good idea to write a personalized cover letter for each job you apply for; make sure it is unique and reflects why you wish to work for that company in that specific opening. Although you think they will not, I assure you HR managers notice when people send mass e-mails, so as said before, avoid doing it. You can create a good, strong impression if you write a unique e-mail to each job posting – as a matter of fact, as all of them are different, it would be stupid to send the same application to all of them.

4. No signs of experience


How do you expect to get a job if you have no experience in the field you apply for? I am sure there are job openings for inexperienced people, but they do not mean newbies. If the work you did before is not something you are entirely proud of, you can always create your own project. Use your skills to create a template and sell it on ThemeForest or any other similar website. Do you have a lot of client work that doesn’t show your creativity? It’s never impossible to make something on your own – a hiring manager will appreciate the fact that you design in your free time as well. If you think your portfolio can be improved, do it before sending out your résumé.

Image by Susanne13.

5. Show you are a designer


When you send out a CV for an engineer job, it can be a basic word format with no template. But when you apply for a design job, why not put your creativity skills to work and make a great template for your résumé? If you are able to design a stunning template for your CVs, this will scream creativity, care and attention to details and will move you to the top of the list right away. If you don’t have time for this, use a digital tool such as Zerply. The templates they offer look great and the portfolios uploaded there are very easy to maintain. Another tip is to send PDFs instead of Word documents and sending out your whole website (if it works as a classic résumé) can be effective as well.

Conclusion


These were only a few basic tips to improve your CV. Remember that while there is no direct contact between you and the company, the résumé is the only piece of work that will bind the two of you. It is always worth spending two hours on building a stunning CV than using two hours for sending out default templated résumé.

Keep in mind you need to show creativity and willingness to improve and your résumé will pass into the second round. Now if you are a good designer and have the necessary skills, you will pass through the third round and will be able to meet the hiring manager in person. But tips for a face-to-face interview another time…

Until next time, let’s stir up a discussion here. Do you have some other tips to give all of us for improving our CV?

February 16 2011

10:21

Remarkable Résumé Designs

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When applying for a job, a designer’s résumé is of utmost importance. This is precisely what should be attention-grabbing and creatively designed. This portrays the level of creativity and also aids in standing out from the rest who also happen to be applying for the same position. We hope that these creative résumés will inspire and encourage you to think out of the box and redesign your application papers with sucess.

To help you get ready for your job interview, you can read here to find out how to prepare well. Don’t forget to stay creative. Good luck!

Unusual Résumés

Curriculum Vitae by Jonny-Rocket
Attraction is the standard. This quote fulfills the requirements of attraction and represents a gorgeous work of art:

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Matthew Villalovos
What a catalogue of foods. Are you inspired from it? Of course this menu style résumé is full of lavishness and offers a thorough presentation:

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Francis Homo
This unique style of a résumé shows the human mind supremacy of thinking out of the box. If truth be told this unique résumé is full of smart veins and fresh blood:

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Chuck D Lay Résumé
Incomparable style of work which shows the worth and skills of the artist:

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Joe Kelso presents…!
Here the artist presents a wonderful job hunting style in this résumé. This unique kind of résumé is a masterpiece of work:

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Résumé by Pau Morgan
Creatively designed résumé that looks eye-catching and attracts the whole attention of all:

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Google Earth Résumé
This is a Google earth oriented résumé. It is spread on the earth map and shows the density around the globe:

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Résumé by Arianedenise
What an album! This best style résumé is a masterwork of stylish thinking:

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Wakuda Studio Résumé
This is a Wakuda Studio résumé and shows the irresistible uniformity of military cloak. Looks very appealing:

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Visual Résumé
Infographics are the used most when trying to portray smart representations. In this résumé an infographic is used to show all the contents in an instant:

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Résumé by Adam Stephenson
This résumé has been created by Adam Stephenson and shows the beauty of vintage style:

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Résumé by Anna Yenina
This is a combination of affectionate letters and presents the lovely thoughts of artist in a visual nutshell:

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Personal Résumé Draft by Steven Duncan
This is one of the most creative styles of creating your résumé. This elegant résumé represents the artistic approach of the artist and gives you the idea what level of creativity you can expect from him:

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Curriculum Vitae by 802.11
A unique way to describe the whole professional life and growth in a visual nutshell. This resume not only gives the employer visual treat but also inform him about the learning ladder of the artist he is going to hire:

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Work Résumé
A simple yet very comprehensive and detailed résumé that lets the employer know all the capabilities and skills of the designer. This résumé also demonstrates the level of creativity the artist possesses:

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Tudor Deleanu’s Résumé
This is the perfect example of an eye-catching and attention grabbing résumé. This résumé represents the life of the artist in different blocks that is easy for the employer to skim through:

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2004 Résumé
Machines embody the perfection and this résumé and shows the employer that s/he can expect nothing else but initiative ideas from the artist:

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Stepl Am Knotts
Another visually compelling, detailed artistic résumé explaining the key attributes of the artist:

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Origami Résumé
This origami résumé looks visually stunning representing the irresistible compactness of the artist throughout their work:

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Joshua Drummond
This comic book résumé is a unique way to produce the simplicity of style and shows the best depiction in its kind:

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F. J. Garcia
This is a comic strip résumé that leads to Spanish art. The artist made good effort to show his denseness:
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Visual Résumé by Oona
This is a rough draft résumé on paper representing the creative approach and innovative thinking of the artist:
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Sean McNally
This masterpiece résumé is created in gaming character style and shows the creative connotation of the artist:

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Federico Moral
Creativity is the most significant part of any design. This unique résumé shows the creativity of the artist. This is truly a work of creativity:

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Jonathan Kaczynski
This transit style map is very stylish and shows the artist know-how about the transit significance. This precise résumé illustrates the transit of life as well:

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Facebook Replica Résumé
What a unique format that is full of style and loveliness. This facebook replica résumé is a powerful presentation of the artist’s approach of the candidate:

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T-shirt Résumés
Here is a really artistic approach.In this résumé the artist has created a unique style of representation:
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Life Chart Résumé
The artist shows his worth in shape of a chart. What a movement! You cannot ignore it at all:

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Curriculum Vitae by Mistis
No escape from vintage! This vintage style résumé is best for hunting any job and shows the artist’s density as well:

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Urban Art Résumé
This urban art résumé is a masterpiece which is exactly an album of the artist’s potentials as well:

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H. SercanTunali Résumé
The Earth is round and if someone keeps trying to find a job, he will meet his success again and again. This global representation of a résumé is a masterpiece:

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Aamir Shah Résumé
What a style of mechanic thinking. This beautiful résumé is a folder which is a great approach by the artist:

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Jean Francois Résumé
A gorgeous design that shows the beauty of the thoughts by its creator:

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Christiano Pires
A résumé which has been created with the help of personal belongings and shows the abilities of the artist:

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Curriculum Vitae by Fransanchez
Power of red can be demonstrable and so the artist produces a sharp colored résumé to hunt the job:

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2009 Résumé SID Santos
This unique style résumé is created on a paper cup and illustrates the diversity of the artist’s mind:

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Résumé Passport
A passport styled résumé which is full of contents and shows the concrete official style of work:

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Résumé by Kelly Haller
What a classy résumé! One can’t ignore this unique and creative style:

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November 03 2010

15:19

Getting Ready for Your Job Interview

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As web designers and/or developers we have a certain luxury afforded to us with the location and times; where and when we work. Ours is an industry that allows us to sit at home and work at whatever times (and in whatever conditions) are convenient to us. However, in today’s economic times it can be harder to find enough contract work to support a comfortable lifestyle.

If you’re a recent college graduate or a freelancer looking to transition into work as a full-time designer/developer at a company, the following tips in today’s post will help you ace the interview and land the job. Note that a lot of the tips listed below are for larger scale companies. Whether small or large scale, most companies tend to interview in a more “standard” method — so we’ll stick to exactly those kind of guidelines.


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Have A Resume

Most job postings you find online will require you to submit a résumé (or CV if you’re outside the US). So it’s important to be sure that you have this in a digital format; PDF or Word Documents are typically accepted.

Most of the time the first person who gets to see your resume will be one of the HR representatives and not the person who will actually be doing the hiring. As such, there are hundreds of resumes that cross the desks of these individuals daily and so it is very important to stand out. With this being said, it may be worth the effort to spend some time in making your resume stand out visually.

Along with your resume, you’ll generally want to include a cover letter that states (in the first paragraph) why you would be a good hire. The second paragraph can include what position it is that you are applying for.

This may seem like an obvious statement but one that needs to be said: don’t lie on your resume! One particular thing to mention is your experience level. If you choose to list out all the languages you know, be sure to list your experience with them as well. Most good developers know at best a handful of languages. Compare the following two lists:

PHP (advanced) PHP ASP.NET (beginner) ASP.NET SQL (advanced) SQL CSS (expert) CSS XHTML (expert) XHTML JavaScript (expert) Javascript ..etc.. ..etc..

The list on the left gives a clearer picture of what languages you know and what your current level of expertise is with that skill. It’s very easy for us as web developers and designers to paste a large list of languages in the hopes that we’ll be able to be hired and figure out the ‘nuts & bolts’ of the language as we go.

Also remember that knowing a CMS tool such as WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, etc.. and being able to customize it does not mean that you are a PHP expert. If you know PHP then you’ll be able to sit down and write PHP code from scratch.

Have A Portfolio

When asking for a resume, employers may also often ask for an example of your work. For most of us, since we are web designers/developers, we probably have a web based portfolio (this URL should be on your resume).

Sometimes however, if we are just starting out or we’ve just been too busy with client work, we may not have our own portfolio website in place yet. In this case, it’s perfectly acceptable to make a PDF / Word Document with screenshots and a few bullet points about key projects that you want to showcase for a potential employer.

The Phone Interview

If all went well in submitting the resume and cover letter then you’ll be contacted by the company to set up a time to meet. Some companies will speak to potential employees via the phone first, in order to minimize the amount of time they have to spend in face to face interviews. Some companies won’t do this, and may just meet in person first, but a phone interview can be your first step into the door, and it’s your chance to make a good first impression on a potential employer.

The phone interview is really about you as a person, you probably won’t be presenting any work at this point, mainly answering questions about your skillset. It’s important to be polite to the interviewer. While it’s essential to use your manners here, it’s also important to make sure there aren’t distractions in the background of your call: dogs barking, loud music playing, and the list can continue!

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More on Smashing Magazine: Group Interview: Expert Advice For Students and Young Web Designers

The Face-to-Face Interview

If all goes well, then the interviewer will set up a time to meet with you in person. This is where the rubber hits the road and it’s important for you to make a lasting impression with your personality and your skill set. In smaller companies you may be interviewing with one person, but in larger companies there could be as many as 3-5 people interviewing you. Or you may have several interviews with multiple people in each interview.

It’s always important to have some type of leave behind or handout to give to those interviewing you, and it’s perfectly acceptable to ask how many people will be present at your interview so that you can prepare materials. You will want to have printed copies of your resume for everyone present and you don’t want to assume that there will be a computer present — so you’ll want printed copies of your work.

The last point about a computer not being present may raise a few eyebrows, especially in the web design and development industry but it’s always a possibility and it’s best to try and be prepared for all circumstances.

Most companies will also give you some type of test to determine your skill level. This test will more than likely be different depending on what job your applying for. A ‘front-end’ web developer can expect to answer questions about the box model, javascript, other front end technologies, or be prepared to write code on the spot. A ‘back-end’ web developer could expect you to answer questions or write code in regards to database access, looping over queries, performance issues, or any other number of issues.

Remember, not all companies will do this, but most will as it is a good measure of how well you know the technologies that you have on your resume and how well you’d be able to fit in skill set wise to the current development team.

The Followup

After the interview, it’s always important to follow up and thank the interviewer for their time they’ve invested in meeting you as a candidate for their firm. Writing a quick handwritten note and dropping it in the mail can go a long way to making you look good in the eyes of a potential employer. In the age of email and texting, writing a quick letter and dropping it in the mail may perhaps show the interviewer how much you respected their time.

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August 26 2010

21:00

40 Stunningly Creative Resume Designs on DeviantArt

Recently I wrote an article on resume/CV templates available for free, or to purchase, from all across the web. They ranged from print media, to fully fledged, CMS run pages. That’s all fine and well, and they are all fantastic templates, but what if you want to express yourself through your CV? Plenty people do, and the result is some stunning CV’s that potential employers are reading. Below I’ve round-up 40 incredible resume designs that some great designers have created for themselves from DeviantArt, in the hope that they will inspire you to create your own stunning piece of work to represent yourself.

1. Resume by xiruxiru

The designer here has used fruit, and the caption “Full of Vitamin Creativity” to appeal to

2. Rei’s Resume by Rei-pash

A lovely background texture with a spotlight effect creates a beautiful backdrop for this resume.

3. Resume by zxcxvxc

The paint splash here shows the artists creative side.

4. Resume by brazilnut

This resume has been lain out beautifully with lines, and the logo merging well.

5. Typographic Resume by mac1388

I’m not sure whats with the tilting trend, but I love it here, especially with the name centrepiece.

6. My Recent Resume by pixelprop

This resume appeals to an employers humorous side with a horror film poster theme.

7. My Resume by darthkix

A personal favourite, beautiful colours, nothing over the top, and plenty information.

8. Resume by cheektocheek

This resume also takes on the arty poster persona, and it works brilliantly!

10. Resume by KevinPire

With bold, attention grabbing titles, and the use of lime green, this is an eye catcher.

11. Resume by Kyuzengi

This artist uses the contrast between the black and white to separate the headings, and information which works incredible well.

12. Resume by heydani

Subtle but powerful, this resume puts typography to its uses with its awesome header.

13. Resume Upgrade by mac1388

An update to a previous resume, this time with less bold headers, but equally powerful.

14. Resume Updated by twolapdesigns

Clever usage of colour and outlines mixed with a different choice of typeface make this resume stand out, but maybe less readable.

15. icART resume by icasialnrdy

The fact that is an artists resume is instantly apparent with the media images alongside the persons skills and education.

16. Resume by Akashrine

Getting personal with rabbit/squirrel gives an insight into the personality of this resume’s owner.

17. Resume Espanol by rogaziano

The avatar here alone, and the bright colours used show this persons love for colour, and art.

18. Resume by bdechantal

This resume makes use of browns and greys, and along with the logo, and title font, gives a nice old feel.

19. Curriculum Resume by toromuco

Beautiful graphics are used here to get across the information in a pleasant way whilst showing off the authors skills.

20. Resume by puziah

A mix of gradients and splashes here work well alongside a personal picture to sell this person’s resume.

21. Personal Resume 2010 by heeeeman

An absolutely stunning infographic style resume which shows Steve Duncan’s life in a sort of time-line.

22. Resume W.I.P. by AchisutoShinzo

A interesting usage of a train/underground map to show this persons life paths.

23. Resume by ILICarrieDoll

Getting fairly personal with this resume which shows what the user has around them.

24. Server Resume by rkaponm

Making use of a waiters notepad to get a job as a waiter? Very clever!

25. My Resume by littlearashi

This resume gives the feel of old school ink printing for this Graphic Designer.

26. Resume by LordGabsta

This black and white CV shows creative things that interest the applicant.

27. Resume by spen

Another life info-graphic here, though I did find it slightly harder to follow.

27. The Birth of My Resume by NoviceXyooj

The oriental nature of this resume is perfect, especially in making it look more arty.

28. Resume by tenbiscuits

The curly brackets, texture, and drop shadow used in this resume allow it to have some depth, making it almost look like a scrap book style resume.

29. Creative Resume First Edition by NikonD50

The bright colour, shades of purple, and beautiful typography here work. They work incredibly well!

30. My Old Designer’s Resume by ExtremeJuvenile

Very bright and cartoony. It’s certainly an attention grabber.

31. Curriculum Vitae by arbrenoir

This is as much a piece of artwork as it is a resume. Absolutely stunning.

32. My new Resume by living2prove

A less illustrative, but equally informative info-graphic here.

33. CV by Verine

Again, the use of bright colours on the time-line gives an artistic feel.

34. Updated CV by xchingx

Simple and to the point, this resume puts the information down, and subtly registers the persons interest in art.

35. CV by Giemax

I’m unsure how practical this is, but you can’t deny its intricate beauty.

36. CV by Johnnywall

Rotation here is used to split up the text, and create easily definable sections without having to create dividers.

37. My Creative Resume by liagiannjezreel

Very personal, this takes the approach of being cartoony and artistic, but it doesn’t offer much of a professional feel.

38. My curriculum vitae by flaterie

A purely lack and white CV that gets across all the info in a clean and precise way.

39. CV Tudor Deleanu by iTudor

A very creative approach to a resume. Instead of a piece of paper, what about slide out cards?

40. Adam Balazy CV by Balazy

The grungy texture, and flowing icons really top this resume off.

Further Discussion

Well there you have it; 40 truly inspiring examples of how you can get across more than just your life achievements in your CV / Resume, but show off your creative, and illustrative side as well. If you know of further fantastic examples of inspiring Resume designs, then as always, get them down in the comments for us all to see!

August 15 2010

10:00

40 Fantastic Resume/CV Templates to Show off Your Skills

Resume’s / CV’s have traditionally been bits of paper that sum up you and your life achievements in relation to a job to help you find employment. However, with technology continually evolving, we are no longer limited to text on a piece of paper. Now-a-days we have the opportunity to be much more creative with how we present ourselves to interviewers, so why not make use of it. This is a round-up of both premium and free resume templates that achieve this through html, or incredibly creative PSD designs which can be printed.

Html/Css

Having a resume in Html/Css allows you to easily send a link, and always have your resume readily viewable online compared to having to print your resume out for a prospective employer. You can also include a print.css to allow your resume to be printed off cleanly.

Clean CV / Resume Html Template + 4 Bonuses! – $12

Link | Demo

Clean Cv / Resume is a html template that will help you set up a professional online Cv in minutes and broaden the chance of finding a suitable job as many recruiters resort more and more to browsing online for prospective applicants instead of advertising their position and calling for applicants. You will also find included as a bonus an envelope, letter of intent, curriculum vitae and a business card in .indd (Adobe InDesign) format that will come in handy for face to face interviews.

Clean Portfolio Site – $17

Link | Demo

A clean and flexible site for anyone from designers to someone looking to display their professional resume and services. Features include a working contact form with validation, a Jquery lightbox /gallery, and PSD’s for the logo and design.

Smart CV – Resume Theme – $6

Link | Demo

SmartCV is a clean resume that was designed to hold all the info you may need when you create an online resume. You can easily add content and keep it within one click distance, due to the jQuery scroll plugin implemented.

Interviewer Friendly RESUME – $10

Link | Demo

This is a clean, User friendly and customizable Resume theme. It includes a twitter module and links to the guy’s networks. Features include video and Flickr ready, a print specific stylesheet, Jquery transitions, and a highly customisable design.

Cielo CV – $10

Link | Demo

Cielo CV is a modern, web2.0 styled HTML CV (Resume) template that will enhance your chance of finding better work proposals. Features include Cufon font replacement, A PDF version of your resume, print ready, and social integration with icons.

Major – Resume Template – $10

Link | Demo

This template comes with two columns, one for your portrait photo and contact information, and the wider second column for all your resume content. The template makes it super easy to make your own colour schemes, and is of course, print ready.

Paper Resume / CV – $10

Link | Demo

The Paper Resume CV is a html/css resume, that comes with a completely free Wordpress version! It comes with two different backgrounds, a working contact form, Jquery form validation, and is ready to be printed off at any time.

Dark Pinstripe Resume / CV template – $12

Link | Demo

This is a professional pinstriped CV / Resume with a plethora of slick jQuery effects. A great way to present yourself to any potential employers / clients. Features include Cufon font replacement, Jquery enhancements, an optional portfolio area, and a free business card, amongst others.

peachGrid resume/ CV template – $12

Link | Demo

PeachGrid is a one page (x)HTML résumé/ CV template designed for the creative professional. It’s specifically designed to help you quickly set up a respectable résumé/ CV. As it can be easily edited and modified, it can also be a basis for the a more robust full site of similar styling so you can dig right in to the well commented code, hack it up, and make it your own!

SEE VEE Online Resume/CV – $10

Link | Demo

SEE VEE Online Resume/CV is a simple and contemporary CV/Resume Template designed for those who like things to be neat and tidy. It plays nicely with IE6 and is deliberately designed to behave with even the smaller 800×600 monitors ensuring your cv/resume is seen by everyone. It comes with 7 colour schemes, and is of course, print ready.

Awesome Online Resume/CV – $12

Link | Demo

This is a clean, modern and colorful (optional) Resume/CV theme suited for everyone! It is very easy to edit and includes 10 minutes of video documentation showing you exactly what to do! Included in this template is a working contact form (with validation), a print stylesheet, 7 colour schemes, and all the PSD’s.

CV for Creatives – $7

Link | Demo

Need an online CV that also gives you the ability to showcase some of your work? Then the “CV for Creatives” might just be what you are looking for. It comes with 2 colours schemes, and provides the structure of a standard CV. However, you can optionally show 6 of your latest pieces of work as well.

Classic CV – $7

Link | Demo

Classic CV for Professionals is an online CV aimed at professionals. It comes with 3 colour schemes; Standard, Blue, and Warm. Just as a standard paper CV it showcases your skills and experiences as well as education. The HTML files are compliant with current standards; the PSD files are neatly organized (layers are grouped and clearly labelled).

Elegant Resume Template with Bonus Business Card – $10

Link | Demo

This Resume template comes with a bonus business card. Features include 5 different colour schemes, valid xhtml/css, cufon font replacement, a working contact form with Jquery validation, labelled PSD’s, and a print ready stylesheet. Full help documentation is also included.

Sample Resume Template – Free

Link | Demo

This Sample Resume Template is a simple and quick way to build an HTML resume. It is more of a starting point than a ready-to-use resume, but nothing is stopping you from using it as is.

HTML Resume Template – Free

Link | Demo

This fantastic resume template is something someone put together for their own resume, and has decided to give away for free. Both PSD and the html/css files are being given away, which is fantastic news for you!

One Page Résumé Site – Free

Link | Demo

This one page resume design put together by Chris Coyier is a fantastic starting point for your Resume. While it is fairly basic, and uses no colour, it is still fantastic, and comes with everything you need, including print ready capabilities.

Hire Me! – £5

Link | Demo

Hire Me! is a clean, colourful, one page, CV / Resume style website. It comes with Jquery scrolling content, 3 colour schemes, a print ready stylesheet, PSD’s included, and is easy to customise with documentation, and well commented code.

Jamba – $10

Link | Demo

Jamba is a clean single page HTML template for online Resumes and CVs. It’s quick and easy to install and is highly customizable. It comes with six different color schemes and includes the source Photoshop files allowing you to easily adapt the template however you choose.

Resumé template – Free

Link | Demo

This basic resume design by Jonnotie takes the resume back to simplicity, while still adding an element of beautiful style in there. It has room for a profile picture, and a hire me button as well as the expected contact details, and your life accolades.

MyResume – $39 (site subscription)

Link | Demo

Looking for a new job? Then MyResume is the perfect theme to promote yourself and create a professional and sophisticated online presence. MyResume is sleek, simple and easy to use, but also boasts some great features that will make handling your resume all the easier. Add new pages to your resume, create new tabs, connect with your peers using the social networking integration, and even add a custom portfolio at the click of a button.

Ipseity Personal Branding theme – Free

Link | Demo

“Ipseity” means selfhood, or individual identity. Although this theme isn’t a resume/CV as such, it is a personal branding theme for your site that allows you to list your contact details, achievements, anything you want really, in a beautiful sliding site.

PSD / InDesign

These types of files allow you to create stunning printable resumes, or PDF’s, which can be sent to your prospective employers!

3-piece Elegant Resume set – $6

Link

This elegant 3 piece resume set only utilizes grid and typography, the foundations of design, for both readability and legibility. It consists of 1 page resume, 1 page references, 1 page cover letter – US Letter sized – CS4 InDesign file – CS3 InDesign INX file – IDML markup file – Sample PDF

Resumes (5 Pack) – $7

Link

Everyone needs a resume at some point in time! This is a 5 pack of one-page resumes created using Photoshop. The files are completely editable in Photoshop so you can change position, sizes, colors, typefaces, etc. All of the fonts used are free fonts and are listed below.

Clean Creative Resume with Vector Icons – $4

Link

This fantastically clean resume comes with character and paragraph styles setup for easy editing and font changes. It is a one page Photoshop Template complete with layers. It is sized at A4 (International ISO ) and includes Vector Icons.

2 Page Resume – $5

Link

This 2 Page resume template comes with 3 colour options, each as a dark and light version. It is fully editable, and comes 8.5 x 11 inches in size. It used CMYK and has 300dpi.

Clean Elegant Resume – $5

Link

Clean Elegant Resume is a two page US Letter and A4 InDesign template. Character and paragraph styles are setup for easy editing and font changes.

SineWave Resume Template – $5

Link

SineWave is a creative style resume with your text content sticking to a wave shape. It is a simple, elegant template, that comes in A4 size, and as like all other PSD resume templates, has character styles for easy font editing.

Invictus – $5

Link

Invictus” V.1.0 is an elegant and clean layout for a resume. This is a Photoshop template which is fully editable. If you don’t like a font or an element, you can simply change it. The psd is created with CMYK (with bleed) , 300 DPI and A4 / 8.5×11 size.

Creative & Elegant Resume – $5

Link

This theme is a clean, elegant and creative Resume. It comes with easy editable, A4 layout, vector shape stars, and you can use any colour you like! 4 Colours schemes are included; violet, yellow, green and red. Both font’s that are used (Titillium Text, and Aller) are free.

Quotations Resume & Cover Letter – $5

Link

In this template you are free to replace the provided quotations with any others you wish. Have fun with it! Give the person who’s reading your resume something to think about or laugh about! this will make your resume memorable, we promise! Ask former employers for a quote about you and your work ethic and drop it in! Your prospective employer will applaud your unique resume as it stands out from the rest of the other candidates!

Slick + Stylish Resume – $6

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Slick + Stylish Resume (InDesign CS3 +) is a beautiful resume template originally in grey and white, but easily changeable to any colour of your choice. It features fully implemented, and easy edit character, table, and cell styles, and makes use of the incredible Myriad Pro font.

Simple and Clean Resume with Covering Letter – $6

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A simple and clean CV Resume which includes a covering letter in the same style. All PSD files are layered and labeled and include basic guide lines. The pages are sized at International A4 (21cm x 29.7cm) at 300DPI using CMYK colours – Print ready. The sample font used is Trebuchet MS (System font) Standard for PC and Mac.

Metogé Resume – $5

Link

This Beautiful and clean resume includes US letter and international sized paper. The whole packet includes A4 (Europe, UK, Australia, New Zealand) (PSD), US letter (USA, Canada) (PSD), Information and example JPG files. Metogé Resume is ready to print (CMYK and 300dpi).

4 Pack Clean Professional Resumes – $5

Link

The Professional way to present your self to your next employer. This pack included 4 brilliant looking resume’s that will look fantastic on the desk of your next employer. The design comes in A4 Size with easy to edit & change colors.

Curriculum Vitae – $5

Link

This theme offers you a cool, slick, sophisticated way to present your skills to would be employers! With room for a picture of yourself, and a slick cover letter included, you can’t go wrong with this.

3-Piece Minimalist Resume – $6

Link

This 3-Piece Minimalist Resume is available in three different variants; Black and white, grey and white, and grey and blue. The pack comes with templates for your cover letter, resume, and references. It comes US letter sized.

Catchy Horizontal Resume – $6

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A Catchy resume, print ready, with a modern style and 5 colour combination, created to be used specially with horizontal page orientation. Colour options include Grey, Purple, Orange, Red and Turquoise. The package comes with well organised and grouped layers, and easily customisable and scalable graphics.

Resume Booklet (8 pages) – $7

Link

Want to impress with your resume? This very clean and creative booklet-style resume is the right choice. Drop in your own text and pictures and you’re ready to go. With just a bit more effort you could turn it into a template with any other purpose.

Final thoughts

So there you have it. Whether you are after something to have online, or something to creative to physically have at hand, there are plenty of fantastic resources out there. As always, I’m sure there is more out there, so if you know of other templates that are worthy of a mention, get them down in the comments for other people to see!

January 27 2010

23:19

5 Examples of Beautiful Resume/CV Web Templates

Did you know that we recently launched a new sub-category on ThemeForest, specifically for resumes/CVs optimized for the web? It’s becoming more and more common for potential employers to simply request a link to your website, rather than a sheet of paper. Though the category only launched a few weeks ago, we’ve already received a handful of beautiful designs.

1. Clean CV / Resume Html Template + 4 Bonuses

2. Awesome Online Resume/CV

3. Smart CV – Resume Theme

4. Resume (CV) Perfecto

5. Major – Resume Template

Think you can do Better?

If so, why not head over to ThemeForest and submit your own design? There’s a lot of money to be made, but you have to submit something first!!


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