Hey, all of you newly graduated designers looking to land a job, here are a few suggestions from someone that is looking to hire.
Proofread your résumé. What’s that? You say you already did? Well, do it again! You missed something. Don’t claim to be “detail oriented” and then tell me that you designed landscapes to meet costumers needs.
Include the URL to your online portfolio on your résumé. I do want to read your résumé, but I’m more interested in seeing your work. No online portfolio? Build one. Not only am I going to take a look at your work examples, I’ll be checking out your HTML and CSS.
Don’t just show me finished artifacts. I’m most interested in your process. I want to know how you approach a problem, generate ideas, and document your work. I don’t expect you to be as good at it or as thorough as I am—not even close—but I do want to see that there is something to build on, rather than starting from scratch.