Resumes get a little bit tougher as a designer. Not only do you have to find a way to tell your story compellingly & concisely, you need strong typography and layouts to shine too.
Join us for a presentation on taking your resume from the trash to the top. Experts will share tips on content, layout, and sometimes most importantly, what not to do. After the presentation we’ll have practicing Chicago designers review your current resume one-on-one. Be sure to bring a few printed copies!
This event is part of EMERGE Awareness Week, a new programming season to expand our reach to support as many emerging designers as possible.
Join us for a presentation on taking your resume from the trash to the top. Recruiter Jenifer Banks will discuss best practices and pull back the curtain on what happens between submitting your resume and getting a call back. After the talk Hallie Belt, a 5-star resume writer, will join Jenifer to field audience questions on process, layout, and writing.
Jenifer has worked in the Design Communications Industry for 20 years. The first half of her career was focused on Marketing and Advertising for not for profits, academia and corporate environments. She later switched to Creative Recruitment, learning the art of Recruiting from Staffing Agencies she then moved to in-house Studios 7 years ago. She loves the opportunity to partner directly with leadership to help build out their design teams. Working with & hiring creatives has been the most rewarding part of her profession.
Jenifer is also a part-time Adjunct Professor at her alma mater, Loyola’s School of Communications and participates in recruiting events at the School of Art Institute where she studied Visual Communications.
For the last 4 years she has consulted and recruited for a variety of studios and agencies from SapientRazorfish, R/GA to Accenture and IDEO.
“My career ambition is to do creative work that I am inspired by while growing with a company I believe in.”
Hallie Belt lives in Chicago's Gold Coast and is a writer, editor, proofreader, resume writer, author, university lecturer, blogger, and voice-over. She is the owner of BeltStyles, a writing, editing, proofreading, and resume service that has helped hundreds of clients with their resume, LinkedIn profile, cover letter, website, and many other documents. Equipped with an M.A. and a B.A. in English literature, Hallie is passionate about helping her students and clients clearly articulate their message. Her ability to craft an SEO- and ATS-friendly resume, attention to detail, and professionalism -- along with her fabulous sense of humor -- have earned her a 5-star rating on Yelp.
Outside of BeltStyles, Hallie has spent 17 years as a Chicago ad agency editor and proofreader. Besides having taught English and English as a Foreign Language at, respectively, Roosevelt University and Columbia College, Hallie is currently a lecturer in English Composition at Harold Washington College (where she earned a Music Business certificate) and has taught EFL in Japan, Spain, and Switzerland.
In 2016, she published her first book,The Search for Order: T.S. Eliot’s Use of Music and Musical Form, which is available on Amazon. Her next book should be available in 2019.
6:00 to 6:15 PM — Mix, mingle, and grab refreshments
6:15 PM — Presentation
7:15 PM — Reviews begin
$10 Student Members
$15 AIGA Members
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Special thanks to Buddy Boor and Jo-Nell Sieren, our Programming Chairs for planning this new event series, to Columbia College Chicago for hosting this event, and to Artisan Talent for sponsoring this series.