How to Make a Résumé to Get Hired

The Midnight Charette is an explicit podcast about design, architecture, and the everyday. Hosted by architectural designers David Lee and Marina Bourderonnet, it features a variety of creative professionals in unscripted and long-format conversations that allow for thoughtful takes and more personal discussions. Honesty and humor are used to cover a wide array of subjects: some episodes provide useful tips for designers, while others are project reviews, interviews, or simply explorations of everyday life and design. The Midnight Charette is available for free on iTunes, YouTube, Spotify, and all other podcast directories.

On this episode of The Midnight Charette podcast, hosts David Lee and Marina Bourderonnet discuss how to design a résumé to get hired, covering what to include if you have little experience, résumé length, what offices look for in a résumé, how to stand out, how it should be structured, custom graphics, font size, including addresses and headshots, and more. If you have any questions or advice about portfolios or any other design-related topics, leave a voicemail at The Midnight Charette hotline: 213-222-6950.


(07:47) The differences between a résumé and curriculum vitae.

(10:43) Length, layout, and text formatting.

(14:43) Including (or not including) a headshot/photograph and your age.

(16:36) Establishing a connection with the résumé viewer.

(22:27) Including (or not including) a long-form description of yourself.

(25:10) What to include if you are from a different country or city. Using the résumé to sell yourself.

(28:11) Relevant and irrelevant experience: what to include if you don’t have ‘any experience’.

(30:23) Knowing what offices want in new hires and your competition.

(35:26) Résumé esthetics and what to include if applying to a firm in a different country or city.

(40:51) Listing references.

(43:51) Ordering the information and experience (academic and professional) and proper descriptions of the experiences and accolades.

(50:10) Including work done for projects that were not built; including awards and accolades; using color; naming digital files.

(54:41) Including your own logo and communicating openness.

This podcast episode is available on The Midnight Charette's website, iTunes, Spotify, and all other podcast apps.

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Cite: The Second Studio Podcast. "How to Make a Résumé to Get Hired" 28 Jul 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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