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MAEnthoven 10-05-2010 11:04 PM

Revamped Resume - Brutal Feedback Wanted!
 
I've completely redone my resume and was hoping for more feedback:
Resume PDF

I also added another project to my portfolio:
Raid Invite Organizer

I would love feedback on both projects and my overall personal website:
http://www.matthewenthoven.com




I love brutal feedback - the harsher the better. The real world is going to throw my resume in the garbage if there's a single error or headscratch. Anything you can say to prevent that from happening is much appreciated.

kbaxter 10-06-2010 04:29 AM

It looks very good! It's clear, and you've got a lot of relevant experience. The only problem I see with it is that it's not quite clear where you would fit. Are you a designer or a programmer? At a big company, you usually can't really be both.

What sorts of jobs are you applying for? And at what types of studios?

MAEnthoven 10-06-2010 06:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kbaxter (Post 21803)
What sorts of jobs are you applying for? And at what types of studios?

I went to a career fair yesterday, and the four companies that I talked to (Blizzard, EA Games, Riot, and Disney Interactive Media) all indicated that your cover letter was more critical than your resume. I'm hoping to clear up exactly what position I want there. It's my understanding that general cover letter protocol starts with "I'm writing to apply for the X position."

I'm working on applying to those four studios. I'm really trying to get into the assistant producer positions, though I'm skeptical of my success. Assuming that yields no results, I'll be trying to break in through QA.

Right now, I'm really just trying to network. I sent thank you letters to all studios I met with and am hoping I get response.


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