Its that time of year again. The time when I get to see a lot of CVs. Most of them, well, let’s just say I wouldn’t give them an ‘A for effort’.
So I wrote my top ten tips for getting yourself an interview for a design job over at the Red Gate UX Blog. Number three is my favourite:
#3: Don’t send a CV
Don’t get me wrong, CVs are useful and in fact we require them. But given the choice between somebody with an impressive CV and somebody with an impressive portfolio, guess who I’ll pick? Your CV should almost be an afterthought. If you’re an experienced designer you should be sending me a covering letter/email with a list of links to stuff you’ve created or worked on and conclude with an “Oh by the way, my CV is attached.” (Also, please see tip #1 about not copying that sentence verbatim.)