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Dec 03, 2011 06:32 |  #3721

Not really a business card. New resume:

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Dec 03, 2011 17:42 |  #3722
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that's really cool, I wish you posted a bigger image, I've never seen one of those before.


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Dec 03, 2011 20:46 as a reply to  @ Shadow on the Door's post |  #3723

^Agree, I'd like to see more detail. Great idea.


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Dec 04, 2011 13:49 |  #3724

On a resume, you should not put things you are not good at. There's no reason to rate yourself in "print" for all to see. By rating yourself "low" in one category or software, you might be setting yourself up for being thrown in the trash on that basis alone. Show your strengths and what you know. Le a prospective employer ask the questions as to what you're capable of. Putting out too much information may make you dismissed before even an interview. You want the interview to present yourself best and why you should be hired. A resume is to get you an interview, not to be hired without further communication.

I also suggest removing your references. This would allow a prospective employer to check you out before you're allowed to give your pitch about yourself - the interview.

I think your age says 20, so you are too used to putting all information out for everyone to see, social networking e.g. facebook. You will need to learn quickly that there are times to present info and there's times to hold it back.

Lastly, remove that goofy photo of you playing a video game from the resume. That screams immaturity. You might think it's fun and playful, but are you trying to get hired by a professional company or get gigs from your friends?




  
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Dec 05, 2011 09:12 |  #3725

^harsh but some really great points


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Dec 05, 2011 17:06 |  #3726
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I was hoping that wasn't actually a photo of him playing video games but after viewing it on my school's big screen imacs I have to agree, being 19 myself I understand what you're going for but I can imagine it wouldn't go over well in reality.


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Dec 06, 2011 03:34 |  #3727

AE_Photography wrote in post #13487876 (external link)
Another stab at the business cards. A more simple approach. Thoughts?

Yes, way better. Classy even. Very nice.


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Dec 06, 2011 04:23 |  #3728

If you go on to Vista Print the website you can create your own for all sorts of different companies and it is really cheap too :)




  
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Dec 06, 2011 17:03 |  #3729
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ew, don't use vistaprint..I already made that mistake, it's not a product any real professional should feel good putting their name on.


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Dec 06, 2011 18:20 |  #3730

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ew, don't use vistaprint..I already made that mistake, it's not a product any real professional should feel good putting their name on.

Can't agree more. Don't cheap on business cards, it's often the first impression you give out. You don't want that first impression to be bad. You need to impress.

And you won't impress anyone with Vistaprint :p ;)


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Dec 06, 2011 18:22 |  #3731
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not affiliated with them other than being a customer, but UV Cards did an awesome job, a bit of an investment at 150 for 500 cards, but their Spot UV coated, UV lamitated cards scream professionalism and I can't imagine I'll be using anyone else for a long time.


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Dec 06, 2011 18:42 |  #3732

I stumbled across smartlevels.com and i am very pleased with their quality, customer service, turn around and price. Here is mine, very simple and clean.

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Dec 06, 2011 22:24 |  #3733
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I tried smartlevels too, wasn't happy with their matte, as in professional finishing that means an actual matte coating, whereas with them it just means cardboard texture, also my cards were cut with what appeared to be a dull blade..maybe stuff the average person won't look at but being in a printing class this bugged me a lot.


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Dec 12, 2011 04:48 |  #3734

Brendo666 wrote in post #13505417 (external link)
I stumbled across smartlevels.com and i am very pleased with their quality, customer service, turn around and price. Here is mine, very simple and clean.

that doesn't look that good. You can see white margins on the business card. That does not look good


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Dec 13, 2011 01:46 |  #3735

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that doesn't look that good. You can see white margins on the business card. That does not look good

those aren't white margins, that's the paper, its not perfectly parallel so you can see the edges


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