What are the common mistakes creative professionals make on their resumes?
Creative professionals often make mistakes when creating a design resume, and their most common mistake would be letting design overwhelm the contents of the resume. Though design skills should be incorporated into a design resume, it is important that they not overtake the document and defeat the purpose of its creation – to convey information. It still needs to be easy to read, well written, clear, and organized much like any other resume. Sometimes trying to incorporate design elements can become too distracting and the designer either needs to take it down a bit or ask an outsider for help on looking at it objectively. Other designers may help critique it best and keep your resume from becoming too distracting.