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Presentation Matters

Posted May 4, 2012

I am all about presentation….what a color looks like, how a pattern presents, what the best font is for the project at hand.  The list goes on and on.  Now I will admit to being very caught up in all that, but then again considering what Confections is I should be.  That all being said it is amazing to me how many people are not caught up in what anything looks like!  We are in the process of looking for a new person to hire for our team.  One position is for a Graphic Designer and the other is for a PR / Marketing position.  I have posted the job on Craigslist which is how I have found some fabulous employees in the past.  The problem is that the resumes that I am receiving look awful!  They use horrid typestyles, show no creativity and in many cases are littered with typos.  I cringe when I look at some of these; I want to have a long talk with the colleges that these kids are graduating from.  Do they not teach anymore that resumes are important?  That when you email your resume to a potential employer that a decision will be made to move forward based on what you send?  Add to that the fact that we are a creative, design driven company and it makes it worse.
I have no doubt that out of these piles of junk that I have received I will find that gem that I am looking for.  But if you know of someone who is looking for a job give them a heads up that a resume matters.  Always has and I imagine always will.