The first question would be as to how you go about laying out your resume? What you’ve shown me is a copy pasted document (or am I to assume you just paste it into the email), do you attach it as a formatted Word or PDF document for example?
I had just copied and pasted from the original resume into the email.
Secondly I would say that you need to seriously have a look at the way you write the resume itself, not only are there very basic spelling mistakes in there (troubleshooting is one word!) that would not be expected by a professional, your employment background is very disjointed from the resume itself. Yes you have mentioned the years you worked for the businesses but you don’t really have any details about what was involved, what experience it’s given you, and especially in the design related stuff there’s nothing to suggest you did anything! What’s scarier is that apart from having a very basic list of your employment history (much of which doesn’t even relate to design) you have little to nothing to showcase what kind of skills you have apart from saying “I can do this, this and this”.
I have years working but the experience that I’ve gotten from the Job is typical, I really don’t know what to else to write. As for the design because I don’t have anything that relates I don’t know how to present what I can do. I can’t say that I’ve done something in design when I haven’t my current Job would probably classify me as everything that I’m not because they want to “clean out” older workers so they are trying everything in hopes to fire them or they quit on there own and so I can’t really use them as a reference because they have a history of slandering people for other employment etc who they didn’t like.
You cover those technical aspects but with no idea as to your experience level, the skills you have (practical) or what you’ve done with those skills. The reason why you’re not getting any responses is simply because your resume is unfortunately poorly thought through, doesn’t stand out and gives employers absolutely no idea as to why they should consider hiring you. You pretty much just name drop with no explanation (which is not a good thing). Also: Your resume doesn’t actually showcase any design related work you’ve done, there was no mention of the Creative Sheep, there wasn’t anything!
Well most of my experience is self-taught how can I land a position when most want 2-3 years of experience and all I can say for that is that I know how to do what needs to be done if I have a chance ? Creative Sheep is something that I’ve done for me as a name of my portfolio, that is nothing I’ve done for someone else.
In regards to your cover letter, it honestly reads like a stock document that you just mass send out to a bunch of people (not sure if that’s the case), it’s very short and says what type of personality you feel you have, but it doesn’t really highlight that you understand their business and / or that you are worth giving a closer look. Neither your resume or cover letter mention any of your achievements or why you would make a good employee (above the “I work well in teams” stuff that everyone uses), it’s just not in a good way at all. Someone who reads that cover letter will just feel like you have built up to something that’s never really happened. I know this is all pretty harsh but with so much competition in the industry for vacancies you can’t go in with substandard material. It does seem that while you may have some good skills to be taken advantage of, you’ve put little to no thought (or effort) into trying to make yourself an asset and sell your skill-set effectively.
I’ve read so many ways to change or make your resume or portfolio, I really don’t know how to go about this then the way that I have I don’t know how to change so I do get replies.