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nicky
05-17-2008, 12:23 AM
I want to find a job that is remotely related to Web Design to help me advance. There's this graphics place in my town that does business cards, signs, etc. I went in there to get a price quote on some business cards to sort of warm up to them. Then I asked if they were hiring. The girl asked what I did and I told her web design. She asked the guy what he thought and he told me to bring in a resume. Now I just need to put one together that will make me look really good. My current one is pretty basic, but since I'm trying to appeal to this graphics place, I think I should add more web design related aspects on there, right? Any advice? What should I include in my qualifications/skills?

GO ILLINI
05-17-2008, 12:45 AM
what skills do you have? Previous jobs? Certifications? Just use the ones most relevant to the job.

-Adam

nicky
05-17-2008, 03:43 AM
I know Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and FrontPage for basic computer. Then I know Paint Shop Pro VIII, Animation Shop III, HTML, basic PHP (like includes), some MySQL. Basically I know how to buy the domain and hosting, set it all up, design the layout, code the entire layout and site, and content management. And my current job is I'm a bagger at a grocery store and my previous job was that I was a filer. My boyfriend though says I should list my previous web design clients. Or should they just be references? Or should I just list websites I've done?

nanodeath
05-17-2008, 06:17 AM
I'm no specialist, but as far as previous web design clients go you should definitely stick links to them and/or screenshots in your *portfolio*. As for the other stuff, just list what's relevant. Unless you're applying for a secretary position (heh), don't spend more than a line on "Fluent with Microsoft Office". It's not uncommon to tailor your resume on a per employer basis :)

Heh, I was a Safeway courtesy clerk for a summer....was sort of fun at the time.

nicky
05-17-2008, 02:06 PM
I'm not fluent with all of Microsoft Office though because I don't know access or I think there's one more program I don't know. So say I have this template...

Name & Address

Summary of Qualifications

Computer Skills

Employment History

Education



Should I make a separate text area for clients or should I list that under computer skills? Also, should I mention how fast I can type?

Fumigator
05-18-2008, 05:02 AM
You won't get a web designer job based on how fast you type. You should buy a book and read it-- "Ace the IT Job Interview", which also covers resume building. Your resume's entire existance is to score you an interview. The interview is what will get you the job.

jen0608
05-24-2008, 03:38 PM
If your target job is related in web design, you may put there after you profile, your previous work, I mean your design sites and logos that you made previously...that would be your edge...

bonnlu
05-26-2011, 02:29 AM
Maybe you can help me out here, I've just come across this site looking on how to download Java to my computer so that I can use their "free" programs for word, Excel and Power Point. I've read your Posting and you do Web design, so you have a lot more experience than I do on the computer.

I'm hoping to be more savy down the road but I use to build computes part time in college a long time ago, not do the programs at all, do you think you can help me out.

If so thank you ever so much.

bonnlu
5/25/11

_Aerospace_Eng_
05-26-2011, 07:20 AM
Maybe you can help me out here, I've just come across this site looking on how to download Java to my computer so that I can use their "free" programs for word, Excel and Power Point. I've read your Posting and you do Web design, so you have a lot more experience than I do on the computer.

I'm hoping to be more savy down the road but I use to build computes part time in college a long time ago, not do the programs at all, do you think you can help me out.

If so thank you ever so much.

bonnlu
5/25/11
There was no need to bring up a 3 year old thread. As to your problem, it is pretty straight forward, www.java.com



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