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#1 Alex Pizzini   Members   -  Reputation: 107

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 09:33 PM

My name's Alex Pizzini. My website, alexpizzini.com, is home to my resume, portfolio, and a running blog of my in-progress senior project. I don't think there's too much I could say here that isn't pretty clear on my website, but I'll take a moment anyway.

I'm preparing myself for a career as a technical designer. I have a background in programming and an apparent talent for design and leadership. At least in class and extra-curricular group work and projects, I find myself in the position of coordinating the artists and programmers while developing the game and programming as well. Additionally, my efforts in story writing and 3D art have garnered praise and acknowledgement by my peers and educators.

I think I have a good understanding of my own abilities and limits, and I think I know what I need to do to progress toward my goals. However, I think it is also prudent and wise to seek advice from outside and experienced industry professionals.

Thanks for your time and consideration. I appreciate any feedback you have on the design of my resume and portfolio as well as critical analysis of the content therein.

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#2 frob   Moderators   -  Reputation: 21341

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 07:21 PM

All I see is a blog.

While you do have links to a collection of stuff and a link to your resume that is not what I see. I see a blog.

I don't see anything particularly geared toward design, just a random bunch of senior projects and game-related musings.


Your resume suffers from the same mistakes listed in the other recent resume reviews. Did you even read previous posts before asking for help?

A list of skills is useless to employers, cut it and describe what you did with each. You listed your activities in terms of what was important to you, not what is important to employers. Read the other recent resume reviews on the forum for details of the problems and how to fix them.
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#3 Tom Sloper   Moderators   -  Reputation: 9900

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 07:57 PM

I don't see anything particularly geared toward design, just a random bunch of senior projects and game-related musings.


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#4 Alex Pizzini   Members   -  Reputation: 107

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 08:08 PM

All I see is a blog.
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I understand that the format of my site is too much of a blog for a portfolio. I will reformat the portfolio section into something more traditional.

I get the impression you just stayed on the first page and assumed that was "the portfolio." If you click on the portfolio link, there is only two senior project related posts in the whole category, and that's because they are portfolio pieces. You would only get to the "game-related musings" if you weren't looking at the portfolio. Perhaps if I changed the landing page would help.

I'm guessing the main resume review you have in mind is this one. Now, I'm understanding what his "Technology Summary" was, but his resume had already been updated by the time I got to reading the review. Unless you say otherwise, I'm going to assume the same thing applies to my "Related Coursework" section. I could probably make one section listing projects and naturally include the skills and technologies used in the process.

Would you clarify what you mean when you say my "activities?" I thought everything was chronologically listed.

Thanks for your guidance.

#5 Alex Pizzini   Members   -  Reputation: 107

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 02:51 PM

Thank you, again, for the feedback. I have since renovated my resume and portfolio, and I would appreciate any further comments you may wish to make on them.

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