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Ok, my resume is in about it's fourth incarnation since I graduated a year ago. My career councelor made me a new one this week because I found to Graphic design openings.

 

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Attended: University of Akron, graduated May 2005

GPA 3.2

Dean’s List six semesters

Skills

Photography

Internet

Sales

Marketing

Office skills (Typing, Filing, and Phones)

Computer skills (Windows-all versions, Macintosh, Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft Office, Word, PowerPoint, Website Design, Website Development)

Graphic Design

Good People skills

Good communication skills

Attributes

Goal oriented

Self motivated

Respectful, Team oriented

Creative

Detail oriented

Outgoing

Good sense of Humor

Friendly

 

Current Employment

******** Industries

5 years.

Contracts Department

 

Associations and honors

Golden Key Society

Employee of the Month ******** Industries September, 2004

Deck of Shadows: The Major Arcana – Recent Art Exhibition Wooster, 2005.

 

Personal Interests

Music, Movies, Fitness, Photography.

 

Comments/Additional Information

Employee of the Month ******** Industries September, 2004

University of Akron Dean's List Six Semesters

Deck Of Shadows: The Major Arcana - Recent Art Exhibition Wooster, 2005.

 

 

Obviously this is not the whole resume. I took my contact info out for privacy reasons on here, but my question is, does it look bad that she mentions a few things in several places, or do employers need to be reminded over and over again of my few petty accomplishments?

 

Also, both jobs require me to state a salary requirement. Does anyone have any idea what would be reasonable for an entry level Graphic Designer salary? Keep in imind I live in suburban Ohio. I know if this was New York or LA the pay would be much higher.

 

Thanks so much to anyone with feedback. I appreciate it greatly.

 

Cynder

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Well here is my old resume, made by another employment agency. It has been updated several times, but I think the format is better, what do you guys think?

 

Current Employment

******** Industries

5 years.

Contracts Department

 

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts: Photography

Minor in Digital Imaging

Attended: University of Akron, graduated May 2005

GPA 3.2

Associations

Golden Key Society.

Additional Experience

My additional experience includes one year freelance Graphic Design experience, Internet, Sales, Marketing, Windows NT-2000, Typing, Filing, Windows 95-98, Macintosh, Photography, Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft Office, Word, PowerPoint, Website Design, Website Development, Graphic Design.

Career Information

What are the greatest assets I have to offer an employer?

Creativity, focused, goal oriented, self-motivated, respectful, emotionally resilient, articulate, fast learner, excellent people skills, organized, attention to detail, outgoing.

Why am I seeking a new position?

Now that I have graduated, I want to enter the professional world.

Where do I see myself in five years?

In a job where I am happy, comfortable, and can use my skills.

Personal Interests

Music, Movies, Fitness, Photography.

Further Information About Myself

Aside form what is listed above, I am a friendly, easy going person with a good sense of humor. I am intrigued by history, beauty, and things unknown. I have loved art since I was a child.

 

Comments/Additional Information

Employee of the Month ******** Industries September, 2004

University of Akron Dean's List Six Semesters

Deck Of Shadows: The Major Arcana - Recent Art Exhibition Wooster, 2005.

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Further Information About Myself

Aside form what is listed above, I am a friendly, easy going person with a good sense of humor. I am intrigued by history, beauty, and things unknown. I have loved art since I was a child.

 

I don't know - instead of this, can you list some sort of "career objectivess?"

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I didn't really like that part either, but the person who made the resume said employers like to see a hint of personality... I don't think many of them care. You are their to work for them, not be friends.

 

So how exactly do I state Career Objectives? Bottom line is, I weant to be paid a steady paycheck to use my art degree, how do I say that perfessionally?

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I am sorry I don't have more technical advice to give you here Hun. But I will say this, I really hope something good comes out of this for you. I know all the crap your current job has put you through, and I really hope you can tell them all to piss off really soon.

 

When it comes to stating your onjectives, just be honest and word it as perfessionally as you can.

 

Good Luck.

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