By MATT BERGMANAssociated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — If you’ve got a portfolio that includes some creative, innovative or creative-minded work, chances are you’re already in a creative-based job.
But which creative-focused jobs are the most important for people to pursue, and what skills are the best to develop?
A new study from the Creative Resume Template Consortium shows that the skills needed to create the best creative resume are diverse.
For example, a designer who wants to be a filmmaker should focus on the film industry.
A software engineer should know how to code and understand the technical details of software development.
A graphic designer should know the basics of graphic design.
A web designer should have experience in creating web pages, which are typically built with HTML.
And a graphic designer who knows Photoshop or Illustrator should be able to create and apply design patterns to create compelling design, a resume template survey found.
But not all creative jobs are created equal.
For example, designers should be particularly skilled at creating web-based content for businesses that need to be accessible to customers.
The Creative Resubmit Template Consortium was founded in 1999 to help creative professionals create creative resumes that are easy to navigate and complete.
The group offers a template for any creative industry, including film, music, fashion and design, and it also helps people identify the skills and abilities needed to get into a creative job.
The survey asked more than 1,200 creative professionals for their favorite creative resume templates.
They were asked to nominate which one was their favorite, and then the top 10 were chosen by a panel of professionals, who then rated each resume on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being the best and 10 being the worst.
This list has since expanded to include several hundred more resumes, the survey found, and each resume has been weighted differently.
The 10 best-ranked resume templates for creative professionals were:A photojournalist who needs to shoot and edit images to create great work.
A writer who needs a well-rounded writing resume that includes an array of writing skills.
A journalist who needs professional writing that can be read in multiple genres, including biographies, memoirs and nonfiction.
A film-maker who wants a resume that showcases his or her film-making skills.
An interior designer who needs an extensive resume with multiple job titles and references.
A photo editor who needs portfolio editing and photo production skills.
A freelance writer who wants an expansive resume with creative writing and photography skills.
For more information about the CreativeResumeTemplate Consortium, visit www.creativeresubmit.com.
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