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Old 01-31-2010, 04:04 PM   #1
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Hello everyone!

So, I am attempting a video game internship in about 3 hours, and I'm going to submit my resume. Keep in mind that I have no industry experience outside of my own projects. I am looking for the harshest comments around, so long as it's constructive.

So, I would be very appreciative of anyone who would help.

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Old 01-31-2010, 08:43 PM   #2
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Some quick suggestions:

Your contact info should be directly under your name. At the left it's too distracting.

Under work experience you should say "Worked closely..." and "Worked with..." keep the past tense consistent

in the "Developed applications..." part, take out the "for florists", as it gets confusing and is redundant considering you've already stated you worked for the Flower Shop Network.

If your projects can be found on your website, say so.

Reorder your categories. I recommend Objective->Education->Projects->Work Experience->Languages/Software
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Old 02-01-2010, 08:48 PM   #3
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I agree with EvilLlama on the ordering of your categories. I could be wrong here, and would certainly welcome correction from someone more experienced, but I think you should fill out your Projects section with more description. Indicate what you did on them, if you were the sole developer or worked in a team, and what challenges you solved. I've read that the amount of space you dedicate to something on your resume indicates your interests/emphasis. So if you want to focus on your desire to get into games, focus more on games.
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Old 02-01-2010, 09:59 PM   #4
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Alright. Thank you very much for the suggestions.

I went ahead and updated my resume accordingly. Several changes have been made. Any more feedback would be helpful.

Again, thank you very much. I very much appreciate it.

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Old 02-02-2010, 04:54 AM   #5
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In my opinion your skills i.e. your experience in and software used should be placed either above or below your Projects section. This will draw the reader directly to what you can offer them on your internship (or in any role really). And as they're in bullet points it's much faster to read what software you have experience in than in the sentences in your Projects section.
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Related question, lets say the only previous work experience you have is completely unrelated to the type of job you're applying for, do you think that section of the resume should still be second, below education, or would related skills and related independent projects (games you programmed, for instance) should come after education, followed by work experience?
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Old 02-14-2010, 09:13 AM   #7
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Related question, lets say the only previous work experience you have is completely unrelated to the type of job you're applying for, do you think that section of the resume should still be second, below education, or would related skills and related independent projects (games you programmed, for instance) should come after education, followed by work experience?
In my opinion, for graduates applying for entry-level positions, they should emphasise their education and personal projects if they don't have any relevent work experience.
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