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Published by UNC Charlotte Career Center, 2017-07-24 12:30:49

2017-18 Guide to Creative Resumes

Creative Resume Guide 17-18

FALL/SPRING 2017-2018

GUIDE
TO CREATIVE RESUMES

TRUTH EMPLOYERS
ABOUT LOOK AT RESUMES
RESUMES
 FOR ABOUT 

5-10

SECONDS

EMPLOYERS 
VALUE 

RELEVANT 
EXPERIENCE

#1

ON RESUMES

TAILORING YOUR RESUME IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS
THAT YOU CAN DO IN YOUR INTERNSHIP AND JOB SEARCH.

Many students create their resumes highlighting a broad range of
accomplishments; however, employers have a hard time connecting students'
experiences with their opportunities. This guide will help you create a tailored
resume that will knock the socks off employers!

1

RESUME GUIDELINES

General Tips

Use a design platform that you are comfortable with: InDesign, Word, etc.
Resumes should be easy to read - complicated does not impress employers
Make your resume unique to you - do not copy someone else's
Proofread multiple times to eliminate all spelling errors
Verify that links listed work correctly
Focus on accomplishments, not job duties
Be as detailed in descriptions of achievements as possible
Begin each bullet with an action verb (past or present tense) depending on whether the job
is over or on-going

Resume Sections Honors/Awards Licensures
Design/Technical Skills Class Projects
Contact Information Campus/Community Involvement Freelance Work
Objective/Summary Internship Experience Study Abroad
College Education
Certifications Leadership
Work Experience Relevant Coursework Presentations
Volunteer Experience

Research

Highlight Skills MS Office Dollies
HTML/XHTML Lighting
Adobe Creative Suite Audio
Flash CSS Social Media
PHP Specific Cameras
Dreamweaver MySQL Website Development
After Effects JavaScript Spoken Languages
Python Other Technical Skills
Distiller LightWave
Acrobat 2
Final Cut Pro
Motion

RESUME FORMATTING 101

3

ACTION VERBS

Creative

Act Conduct Dramatize Found Model Produce
Adapt Create Draw Illustrate Modernize Recommend
Advertise Customize Imagine
Begin Demonstrate Entertain Improvise Modify Redesign
Broaden Design Establish Initiate Originate Rehearse
Combine Develop Execute Institute Perform Remodel
Compose Direct Integrate Photograph Renovate
Conceive Discover Exhibit Introduce Replace
Condense Display Explore Pilot
Conceptualize Draft Fashion Invent Pioneer Revise
Forge Market Shape
Formulate Plan Sketch
Present

Communication

Address Confront Document Incorporate Meet Promote
Advertise Consult Draft Influence Moderate Publicize
Arbitrate Contact Edit Motivate Publish
Arrange Convey Inform Negotiate Question
Ascertain Convince Educate Interact Network Recruit
Correspond Elicit Interpret Observe
Author Define Enlist Interview Refer
Brief Describe Involve Outline Reinforce
Collaborate Develop Explain Lecture Participate
Communicate Direct Express Market Persuade Report
Compose Follow up Mediate Specify
Formulate Present Speak

Leadership

Accomplish Chair Decrease Emphasize Implement Oversee
Administer Choose Delegate Enforce Improve Plan
Account for Conceptualize Design Enhance
Conduct Determine Establish Incorporate Produce
Adjust Consolidate Develop Evaluate Increase Propose
Analyze Consult Devote Execute Initiate Recommend
Appoint Contact Generate Institute Recruit
Approve Contract Direct Handle Lead Replace
Assign Coordinate Dispatch Head Leverage Strengthen
Assume Decide Dispense Hire Manage Supervise
Attain Eliminate Maintain
Unify

4

TEACHING RESUME

5

ARCHITECTURE RESUME

6

MUSIC PERFORMANCE RESUME

7

STUDIO ARTIST RESUME

8

THEATRE/ACTING RESUME

9

GRAPHIC DESIGN RESUME

10

NEXT STEPS

1. Get Help With Your Resume!
Visit the Career Center's walk-in hours (Monday - Friday, 10 AM - 4 PM) or meet with your
Career Advisor to have your resume reviewed (see below).

2. Get Your Resume Approved!
To have your resume approved through Hire-A-Niner, log into your account and upload the most
updated version of your resume. Resumes will be reviewed within 48 business hours of submission.

3. Apply To Jobs & Internships!
Apply for positions through Hire-A-Niner once your resume has been approved. Include a cover
letter with your tailored resume, specifically written for each job or internship for which you are
applying.

4. Visit the University Career Center! 5. Meet Your Career Advisor

Resume & Cover Letter Writing Suzanne Voigt, Ph.D.
Choosing Your Major/Minor Suzanne serves as the Career Advisor for the
Career Assessments College of Arts + Architecture.
Mock Interviews
Job & Internship Search Assistance * To make an appointment with Suzanne:
Networking with Employers Just log into your account at career.uncc.edu/han,
Building Your Brand on LinkedIn complete your profile, and look for the "Meet with
Graduate School Preparation Your Career Advisor" QuickLink on the right side."
Design Portfolio Review
Career Fair Preparation


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