In the sea of rock-stars, you want to rock the hardest and shine the brightest and landing a job as Creative Director would make you the monarch of that ocean. But, composing a perfect Creative Director resume can seem like a daunting task.
Expectations are high, for ideas, for creativity, for the past experiences, and for the skills, and it can be overwhelming in a pinch.
Even if you feel like you would be a perfect fit for that perfect Creative Director position, it’s different when it’s about us and this is at stake. Right?
Well, no. And let me tell you why.
As with any project, Creative or otherwise, the research is necessary.
Find out about the company, the position, the clients, and if possible, who will be the first person to look at your resume for a Creative Director’s position.
If the person looking at your resume is a senior Creative or Art Director, someone who has experience in the visual and the inventive, or they explicitly ask for it – by all means, go ahead with making your resume as creatively out there as possible. Go wild. Squeeze out every single drop of juice from your artistic orange.
But bear this in mind – only about 70% of all resumes are ever actually seen by a person. Most are first filtered out by an ATS software. Even then, the average time a hiring manager will look at a resume is 7.4 seconds.
So, should you be creative, choose and match fonts, illustrate, arrange and squeeze out the artistic orange until just the pulp remains.
But make sure to have a standard, prettier-than-most, textual resume included in your ball of uniqueness.
If not, you are risking not having your resume read at all if the ATS software cannot determine whether you have the skills required. And all ATS software is interested is text.
These are some of the custom made Creative Director resumes that you can choose from: