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Old 10-07-2008, 10:30 AM   #1
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Default Sample game artist resume

I've been reading resumes (CVs) of game industry job candidates this week as a form of research.

Check out this amazing resume. I don't know this person, but his/her resume would absolutely get more than a passing glance in the game industry! It has a really beautiful and creative layout.

http://seanmcnally.deviantart.com/ar...age-1-28051201

I hope it inspires you!
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Old 10-07-2008, 10:35 AM   #2
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That's an interesting idea!
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Old 10-07-2008, 10:56 AM   #3
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Actually, I should note that the design is great, the skills section is great, but the "character information" is a little weak. It doesn't really sell the job candidate -- although then again it seems like s/he is not yet ready for a job anyway.

I guess I like the concept, layout, and skills section but feel the message overall could be much more declarative and descriptive.
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Old 10-08-2008, 06:17 AM   #4
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It looks like a pretty good concept but to me it just has too much going on and too little information for hirability. It would make a good supplementary sheet to a resume and it looks excellent.
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Old 10-09-2008, 02:33 AM   #5
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Bloody fantastic.
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Old 10-15-2008, 10:31 AM   #6
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I think it's very clever just needs some tweaking.
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Old 10-16-2008, 10:54 AM   #7
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It's great to look at and I love the creativity but there's no real information there. He also put in things you are not supoose to put on a resume such as age. Take a formal resume that includes work experience, education, etc. and then add that layer of creativity and you will have an A-1 resume.
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http://seanmcnally.deviantart.com/ar...age-2-28051408

That's the second page
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Old 10-18-2008, 12:38 PM   #9
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Yeah NOW THAT'S a great resume.
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Old 10-24-2008, 12:58 PM   #10
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He spelled 'caffeine' incorrectly and there's a few other grammar problems in there. I realize he's not applying to be a book editor but the best resume ever would have been checked over and over again before being submitted to a prospective employer.

Also... stating that your weakness is wisdom = 'I make lots of stupid mistakes.' Not what you wanna tell an employer.
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