Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Resume Tips from an Art Director

Wise, true, and snarky art director India Amos is trying to hire an assistant. But oh, the horrors she's seen! Read all about it here.

All I can say is: People! Get a clue! Proof your resume and cover letter--multiple times! Ask friends to proof your documents, too. Better yet, hire someone to edit, or completely overhaul, your resume. Use some common sense, pay attention to detail, and spend a little time learning something about the company to which you are applying (for example, how to spell its name). This is not a climate in which employers are going to be forgiving for slackness. There are still jobs to be had, but not for the people who don't put a lot of effort into honing their presentations.

1 comment:

Lori Cates Hand said...

India writes in with a happy ending to the story:

Thanks for linking! Please note, though, that while the horror lingers on, that post is several months old—I've long since found a wonderful assistant, whom I cherish.