At 7/21/13 03:49 PM, Innermike wrote:
At 7/21/13 03:12 PM, Rustygames wrote:
Yeah it's proven difficult getting accurate tips on how detailed to be, is it true that it should be one page long? Or does that not apply to first timers?
At 7/21/13 09:38 AM, Innermike wrote:
This thing is looking sparse though http://innermike.com/CV.html :(Extensive experience? How so? You need to list it.
Just get all the info there and don't waffle on. From what I see it's way too short. Usually I see 2-3 pages but don't worry about number of pages, just stick to the important info.
Don't worry about intern, just say Junior Developer.Okay, damn so much new terminology has been bombarding me recently.
I've never really heard of interns... I know grads and juniors, but they're just normal employees at entry level, none of this unpaid or super-low paid stuff.
Be more specific about any frameworks you have usedOK got it
List em :)
Have you done any test driven development? That's a plusI've heard so much about it, sounds like some space age shit but also sounds like it's what everyone wants :(
Don't worry it's not essential, you should read up a little theory on it and have a quick fuck about with ASUnit or something, but don't worry too much
Do you know much about design patterns? If so it's a big plus to mention thisI feel like I should :/ is it like standard solutions or something like that? fuck why does all this stuff go over my head
You will probably be using a bunch every day and just not know it. Read a book on it (which will surely only take you a week max) and then you can confidently put it on your CV. Employers love it! Here is a good book on it: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Head-First-Design-Patterns-Freeman/d p/0596007124
Most important thing missing from there is a portfolio. List examples of what you've done, even if it's Newgrounds links, that's what my CV looked like when I got my first junior developer job!So I could link to this http://www.innermike.com/#flash ? My website(s) were done from scratch though I doubt that counts for anything these days since anybody and there grandma can put together a basic site. I'm working on some canvas demos, and I suppose I could find some half broken desktop/mobile stuff somewhere, and dump that, though I don't know how careful I should be about hiding unfinished things, I can see how that reflects badly on me. Then maybe my current game (or just the source?)
That's perfect! Why didn't you show this in the first place?! It's got some awesome stuff on there!
Have you listed your involvement on it all? (If it's everything then say so on the site!). Also it never hurts to put some accompanying source code with some of it (make sure it's your best work!)
Oh and remove the links section, you don't need to bother employers with that. If this site isn't strictly a portfolio site then you should make a copy which is and remove the links.
Overall dude seriously, make those few little tweaks and start sending out CV's to anyone who has a "hiring" page on their website, and just go on jobserve or something and some bastard agent will put you on their books and bother you constantly. You'll be working as a junior dev within a few weeks. Pro tip: Flash devs are scarce at the moment ;)