Asked • 04/01/19

Is a graphical/original resume a good idea for a designer?

This is more a question about graphic design as a field than about methods.I am applying for web designer jobs out there, and have been wondering more and more about my resume. I have a quite correct but very classical resume: photo, text, and voilà.I am hesitating more and more on create a more graphical resume (more original arrangement, maybe even an infographics). I am not worried by my ability to do it, but more by its reception. No matter how "cool" the company is, I still imagine the recruiting person as a stern "suit guy", who might not appreciate this kind of initiative. And I can't really send the basic resume and the original one, and a note "Here is my fun resume, but if you are a boring person, my boring resume is attached."So, if possible based on personal experience, is a graphical/original resume a good idea for a designer kind of job? What is the average ratio of companies where it would help? (if 1 company out of 100 would like it, but the others like it, well, that might be problematic.)Is there a "too much" line not to cross?

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Peter D. answered • 03/23/20

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