CGI resume


#1

I know it’s not really the place for it but there’s no “resume” forum in CGsociety and I’d really like critics from CG artists for this.

   So I started this resume and stopped progressing because I had a bad feeling about it.
   For now I just use a simple MSword version.
   But what do you think ? Should I continue ? What should I change ? (right click display image)


#2

I follow the principle ‘If in Doubt, Cut It Out’ - period!..

Simplicity & Professionalism is key here, as these examples via industry vets clearly show:

http://www.racer445.com/evan_herbert_resume_062915.pdf
http://www.timbergholz.com/resume_contact.html
http://ericchadwick.com/Eric_Chadwick_Resume_2015-08-17.pdf


#3

Thanks.
Well, for the moment I send a simple MSword version to employers.

          The thing is, I found some well designed resumes in this article :
          [http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/creative-resume-designs/](http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/creative-resume-designs/)
          
          I really liked this one for example :
          [https://www.behance.net/gallery/Anatomy-of-a-graphic-designer/14275041](https://www.behance.net/gallery/Anatomy-of-a-graphic-designer/14275041)
          
          And I thought maybe it would give me more chances.
          
          Sure the employers want the easiest to read. But is a designed resume harder to read ? Isn't it more enjoyable when you go through dozens of classic resumes ?
      
      I don't think examples from veterans apply to those who start in the  industry. Veterans don't need to say more than what they did, while  newbies have more to sell themselves. Plus there are also some quite experienced fellas in the ones I showed, and I think it turned out well for them using those resumes.
          
          So I followed the principle "If in doubt, ask on a forum"
          
          Which is why I'd like some opinions on this particular resume. Is it harder to read ? How can it be more enjoyable to look at ?
      
      The idea was to show the steps of a project from start to end (as the final render shows). 
      So I also considered making the chronology of "Studies and experience" like a  storyboard with drawings.
      But the order of the steps would be mixed (a base mesh, a script, then a storyboard, then some nodes and a render... Would it still make sense ?)

OR... Instead, I could put some texturing stuff in the second page which would give the right order (modeling, texturing, rendering) but it's now 100% 3D oriented.
aaaAAANYWAY !
... I don't know.

#4

Well, for the moment I send a simple MSword version to employers.

I would probably reconfigure as an PDF file.

Sure the employers want the easiest to read. But is a designed resume harder to read ? Isn’t it more enjoyable when you go through dozens of classic resumes ?

Its not a question of whether HR will get a kick aesthetically when perusing a candidate’s CV, once apps, usually have been culled to a manageable pile. Personal info is merely a point of reference for the employer, hence my initial reply.

I don’t think examples from veterans apply to those who start in the industry. Veterans don’t need to say more than what they did, while newbies have more to sell themselves.

On the contrary regardless of field a prospective applicant seeks to enter, samples and/or pro forma skewed documents created by experienced people, tend too serve as an optimised template, I’d previously found. So again the simple straight forward approach combined when appropriate demonstration of skillset and relevant output, is crucial.

So I followed the principle “If in doubt, ask on a forum”

Which is why I’d like some opinions on this particular resume. Is it harder to read ? How can it be more enjoyable to look at ?

You asked, I volunteered one, so to be clear it looks unprofessional, not a design one would normally tailor an important document with.

aaaAAANYWAY ! your call.

ADDENDUM:
Actually its the quality of your work that people typically determine, regardless of layout you eventually decide upon.


#5

OK,
well I said I use a MSword version but of course I convert it in PDF.

But I’m gonna guess you’re right, though I think it may depend on who reads your resume, but there’s no way to know.


#6

I find it quite wired when people wanna go all artsy with their resumes… It should just be a piece of white paper with the usual personal info and career gibberish on it. Standard issue layout, standard issue font, standard issue size, etc. etc.
You need to appear serious and professional, and thats where simplicity and a structured layout help.

Your demo reel content is where you put all your creative energy. Thats the most important thing in the end, HR, recruiters and the like only fly through your application and CV, no one is interested in that formality BS.
Reel Reel and more Reel, thats main your focus.
Not gonna point out how a reel needs to look like, theres already a million sources for that just a google away.


#7

I totally agree. DO a simple but efficient CV. It’s the demo reel who mather.


#8

Agree with the points above, this piece looks too overwhelmed for just a resume. Just a little advice here: try to craft it from the pdf extension instantly - it’s much image-object friendly than word extension. You may do so with the very editor you have, Acrobat will be the best. If you don’t have it, try this <!–td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}–>https://edit-pdf.pdffiller.com/ it’s cheaper a little, as well as required features are there


#9

Thank you for your advice kontzBern but this thread is more than 2 years old, my vision and understanding has quite evolved since then.