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« on: August 07, 2014, 05:21:10 PM »
not sure where to put this query, but here goes....

does anyone have a good resume template or layout?

the waters are choppy around here lately so i feel the urge.

if you are an older guy wearing ten hats, do you play that up or down cause ya dont wanna look over qualified, ie. expensive.... just askin is all....

havent had a new resume in over 10 years is all....

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Re: resume
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2014, 05:23:45 PM »
I haven't had to use a resumé in over 20 years. Reputation is everything out here. Are you looking to get into another field of work?
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Re: resume
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2014, 05:25:25 PM »
I made a LinkedIn profile, and if anyone asks for my resume, I point them to the LinkedIn site. That's the new trend of the '10s.
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Re: resume
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2014, 07:57:23 PM »
Resumes are still important, even with a LinkedIn profile. I like to be able to attach a PDF to an email or print it out to hand to someone.

I think I have a decent looking resume - I'll PM it to you and you're welcome to adapt it for your needs. It's "designed" without being overly so, and everything is pretty cleanly laid out.

I will also offer this - I am a freaking grammar and spelling Nazi, so if you get it done and want an extra pair of eyes to look it over I'll be glad to.

If someone gives me a resume and they have typos or spell the name of one of the relevant software applications wrong (like "QuarkExpress" instead of QuarkXpress", or not capitalizing the D in InDesign) I throw it in the trash because it shows a lack of 3 important traits: attention to detail, caring about one's job, and pride in craftsmanship.
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Re: resume
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2014, 08:00:15 PM »

Resumes are still important, even with a LinkedIn profile. I like to be able to attach a PDF to an email or print it out to hand to someone.

I think I have a decent looking resume - I'll PM it to you and you're welcome to adapt it for your needs. It's "designed" without being overly so, and everything is pretty cleanly laid out.

I will also offer this - I am a freaking grammar and spelling Nazi, so if you get it done and want an extra pair of eyes to look it over I'll be glad to.

If someone gives me a resume and they have typos or spell the name of one of the relevant software applications wrong (like "QuarkExpress" instead of QuarkXpress", or not capitalizing the D in InDesign) I throw it in the trash because it shows a lack of 3 important traits: attention to detail, caring about one's job, and pride in craftsmanship.


Dayum, you are hardcore! I like it. I'm still waiting for your address to send that shirt.
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Re: resume
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2014, 08:07:37 PM »

Resumes are still important, even with a LinkedIn profile. I like to be able to attach a PDF to an email or print it out to hand to someone.

I think I have a decent looking resume - I'll PM it to you and you're welcome to adapt it for your needs. It's "designed" without being overly so, and everything is pretty cleanly laid out.

I will also offer this - I am a freaking grammar and spelling Nazi, so if you get it done and want an extra pair of eyes to look it over I'll be glad to.

If someone gives me a resume and they have typos or spell the name of one of the relevant software applications wrong (like "QuarkExpress" instead of QuarkXpress", or not capitalizing the D in InDesign) I throw it in the trash because it shows a lack of 3 important traits: attention to detail, caring about one's job, and pride in craftsmanship.



that,d be cool pm me if you can, would appreciate that... :drunk3:

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Re: resume
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2014, 08:12:15 PM »
Dayum, you are hardcore! I like it. I'm still waiting for your address to send that shirt.


Damned right. I figured you of all people would appreciate that stance!

I was just testing you on the shirt thing, since you offered it up to us. You'd probably put some sort of slow-acting contact poison on it for me.

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Another thing I always do is to send a HANDWRITTEN thank you note to anyone who interviews me. If there are 2 people in the room when you interview, each one gets his/her own (different) note. I use it as a chance to add a little tidbit of info, or to mention that I think I'm a good fit for the position. Even if you don't want the job, send the note. People remember that shit. I've been told on more than one occasion that the note put me over the top in a selection process.
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Re: resume
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2014, 08:23:50 PM »
Those are some good tips Dan! thanks!

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Re: resume
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2014, 08:28:39 PM »

Dayum, you are hardcore! I like it. I'm still waiting for your address to send that shirt.


Damned right. I figured you of all people would appreciate that stance!

I was just testing you on the shirt thing, since you offered it up to us. You'd probably put some sort of slow-acting contact poison on it for me.

@pspdfppdfx:
Another thing I always do is to send a HANDWRITTEN thank you note to anyone who interviews me. If there are 2 people in the room when you interview, each one gets his/her own (different) note. I use it as a chance to add a little tidbit of info, or to mention that I think I'm a good fit for the position. Even if you don't want the job, send the note. People remember that shit. I've been told on more than one occasion that the note put me over the top in a selection process.


Hahahaha, you think you know me?!? You don't know me! :mrt:

Actually, you're right. Dude, I'd seriously give you my shirt, bro. You may not be the feistiest dude on here, but you have more than earned my respect.

Like last night, that save as .IDML? That's some good shit. You do it all the time, and I for one learn a lot from you.

I wouldn't poison you, hahaha, I might send you a shirt you couldn't wear in public without getting a glance or two, though. :laugh:
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Re: resume
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2014, 11:54:52 PM »
Totally agree with DCurry. If QuarkXpress is spelled wrong, in the trash it goes. Also, if you have no idea what workflow you were using at your last job, the interview is over. Same for the proofers, platesetters, etc. Only put things on your resume that you're sure of also. If given files to work on as a test, don't ask what needs to be done as an open-ended question. Ask, do you want A or B. Don't assume other shops' workflows are setup the same as what you're used to. Ask, should I make sure all of the Black is correctly knocked out / overprinting up front, or will the workflow handle that.

I think in future interviews I'm going to start asking people if they've ever been to b4print.com, just to see if they care, or if they're a sausage.

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Re: resume
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2014, 07:44:29 AM »


if you are an older guy wearing ten hats, do you play that up or down cause ya dont wanna look over qualified, ie. expensive.... just askin is all....

havent had a new resume in over 10 years is all....
I am in the same town and have passed out a few already. The trend is to pay the least and hire the just graduated from RU. Last one I saw yesterday was 1-2 years experience and that was for a Prepress Manager position with up to 20 people. If you can do packaging prepress there are quite a few but the jobs are far from me.

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Re: resume
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2014, 09:00:36 AM »
Just looked at my resume, Indesign and Quark
I will fix those!

Going to go thru the whole thing.

thanks guys!

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Re: resume
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2014, 11:09:28 AM »
Another thing is if you do send a physical resume, print/have it printed on the best quality/heaviest text stock you can. A laid finish is good for this. The point being, if someone has 35 resumes on their desk, the one that's more substantial will be easier to find and will look better next to all the crap printed out on 20# copy paper. Or something like a dark blue ink printed on a fiber stock. If you looking for a job in printing then the printing of your resume should reflect your experience and knowledge of inks & stock. 


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Re: resume
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2014, 11:14:07 AM »
Dude, I'd seriously give you my shirt, bro.


I don't doubt that at all.
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Re: resume
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2014, 11:21:33 AM »
I don't know how I feel about gimmicky resumes in the printing industry. In advertising it pays to have a clever idea, i.e. glue a doll shoe to the top of your cover letter and start with the line, "I just wanted to get my foot in the door." Also, odd size sheets work because they stick out of a pile or don't fit in a folder. But in printing, people are usually pretty stressed and busy and don't want to [mess] around.

My current job I got via electronic resume (pdf), and my last job before this one I went in and the guy went on some long spiel so I cut him off and said something like, "I need a job because I'm not getting enough hours where I'm at. Want to know where my skills are? Last night on press we got ghosting on press where we had a large solid with an open box filled with a metallic ink. I changed the screen angle and bottled it because we didn't have a large enough sheet size for a proper take off bar. Can't waste press time." I got hired on the spot.
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