CV and Cover Letter Critique
This week, Daniel looked over the first drafts of our CVs and cover letters, then gave us some feedback.
Daniel also quickly showed us, at the start, how he would lay out a CV and suggested that we look over the slides from week 2 to review what we were told about the design of a CV.
He said not to over-design the CV, and keep it simple with a column layout – headings on the left, and information on the right. This makes it easily scannable and reviewable.
We were also given the task of reading a chapter from the book “A Project Guide to UX” in order to learn about writing a UX proposal document. The chapter we need to read for research is chapter 3.
The feedback he gave me about my content was all positive, and he said that what I had included and said was spot on. He did mention, however, the design of my CV.
He said that I should use a programme like Adobe InDesign to design the CV. This programme will allow me to use gridlines, and present my content in column form. This would condense it nicely, whilst also making it look cleaner and more well thought-out.
He also said it would be nice to still include my wordmark in the design, but to make it smaller, and in one of the columns to the left within the grid lines – rather than having it formatted largely atop the page. He also suggested using the same typeface that I use within my portfolio, and I was planning to do this, but Google Fonts didn’t have it, and I was using Google Docs to format my first draft. Luckily, I have Politica downloaded onto Adobe CC and can use it in the final draft when I re-make it in InDesign
Here is a PDF of my first CV and cover letter drafts: