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Please HATE my design and be brutal as f**k (small tweaks needed)

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Hi guys,

I need feedback for my CV design which represents a modified template.

Looking for small tweaks that can improve the visual appearance since I don't want to lose my "style" :P

Your day went wrong? You're the one for me!

Want to spill out on someone? Even better!

Be BRUTAL but constructive.

Thank you a lot in advance ❤️

http://bit.ly/2E4a1I2

 

 

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Can’t really advise without knowing what you are applying for.

however, it just looks like a bunch of marketing buzzwords. There is no substance to any of those nebulous claims.

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1 hour ago, hateme said:

Applying for general digital marketing position.

For whom? What does the job spec ask for? Your CV needs to match the skills they are looking for.

An example of the marketing guff:

"Measured and performed data analysis of campaigns’ results"

This means nothing. What campaign? What measurements? What data analysis? What did you do next?

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1 hour ago, fisicx said:

For whom? What does the job spec ask for? Your CV needs to match the skills they are looking for.

An example of the marketing guff:

"Measured and performed data analysis of campaigns’ results"

This means nothing. What campaign? What measurements? What data analysis? What did you do next?

Awesome, thanks. Tried to summarize it into one sentence to fit 1 page CV but I need to put more effort on it. Thanks man :) What do you think about the design: color, fonts? Are there some parts that can be improved to get better readability?

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Don’t care about the design.

Use simple fonts and and black throughout. 

Many potential employers will read the summary the start of the CV to see if your skill set matches their reqirements. If it doesn’t then they will throw it in the bin.

So your first two paragraphs needs to be a well written summary.

The rest should be expanded to detail  what you did for each employer.

If it needs to be longer than one page then that’s how long it needs to be. Mine is now 3 pages long.

Also:

Bin the tag line below your name

Move the dates to the left below the name of the business.

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23 hours ago, hateme said:

Hi guys,

I need feedback for my CV design which represents a modified template.

Looking for small tweaks that can improve the visual appearance since I don't want to lose my "style" 😛

Your day went wrong? You're the one for me!

Want to spill out on someone? Even better!

Be BRUTAL but constructive.

Thank you a lot in advance ❤️

http://bit.ly/2E4a1I2

 

 

Ok, as a designer I'm going to get brutal to help... Hope it does

  1. The leading under "Gjorgjevska Emilija" is terrible, that whole section feels too squashed together.
  2. spacing issues all over, spacing should look the same between everything unless there is a hierarchical reason for it to be that way, which in this case there is not.
  3. increase font sizes, better still find some clearer fonts.
  4. You have at least 4 fonts, try reducing them to a maximum of 3
  5. Don't have your dates the same colour as the text, I would suggest darkening up the text to separate them from the dates.
  6. not enough contrast between the subtitles and the content.
  7. remove the heart at the bottom of the page, you're not in school now.
  8. under skill and interests, separate the items better, * just don't work

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to add to the comments above...

bulleted line under title tracking is too loose. phone number etc. dont need pipes between because the icons act as separators

too many styles and highlighted bits especially the first part

why grey text? i understand for screen use (even then not enough contrast) make it black. Consider also using hanging punctuation i.e. bullets

you have a hypen or possibly a minus sign in your date ranges when you should use an ndash – (though it could be the font too, hard to say)

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1 hour ago, davep said:

to add to the comments above...

bulleted line under title tracking is too loose. phone number etc. dont need pipes between because the icons act as separators

too many styles and highlighted bits especially the first part

why grey text? i understand for screen use (even then not enough contrast) make it black. Consider also using hanging punctuation i.e. bullets

you have a hypen or possibly a minus sign in your date ranges when you should use an ndash – (though it could be the font too, hard to say)

Awesome man! Love your analysis. I'm not sure about the hanging punctuation part, what does that mean?

When it comes to the * in the skills section, can you suggest better design solution (example link or something)?

Btw, love your username - I'm studying fuzzy logic and membership functions now. 

Cheers!

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Btw, feedback from me to you to:

having three page CV is not a good solution from UX perspective. Since you're on this forum, I suppose u work as designer, so you can use visuals or make interactive online CV to show off your skills. Nobody needs to read lengthy CV.

Thanks for.your time again ❤️

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanging_punctuation - where the punctuation hangs outside the left margin of the text though there seems to be more of a **** to the punctuation style we see most places. must admit i don¨t really use hanging punctuation at all 

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10 hours ago, hateme said:

Having three page CV is not a good solution from UX perspective. Since you're on this forum, I suppose u work as designer, so you can use visuals or make interactive online CV to show off your skills. Nobody needs to read lengthy CV.

Having a lengthily CV works for me. It’s got me a lot of contract work.

its the opening paragraphs that are key to success. The rest is just supporting material.

Many recruiters and employers will use software to cull applications. A human may well never see your CV.

This is why each job application needs an adjustment to your CV to ensure the keywords are prominent in the initial summary.

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OK, thank you for your feedback guys :)

Just one more question: what do you think about the red color? I've used it to symbolize passion and energy but personaly it's not my "type". It also reveals my gender.

I was thinking about using green - persuasion trick to give green light to the CV. Besides this, I think that it was gender neutral.

I'm also not sure about coloring only the first three letters of the sections - some people told me that it looks strange. Maybe I should mark the whole word?

Seeing my CV too much these days reduces my ability to analyze it critically.

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