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Interior design is a highly competitive field of employment, but the right resume can make the difference between you landing a design job, or missing out. Follow these guidelines to help you create a resume that is as striking as your design work.
Notice that this list contains soft skills (intangible abilities such as teamwork and time management) and hard skills (specific knowledge learned through training) that are required for decorator, interior designer or design creative work. Take the time to read the job description you are applying for to identify which skills the design firm in question wants most and prioritize them when creating your skills section.
As well as analyzing these example resumes, there are some basic resume writing tips you can make use of.
These simple resume tips will ensure that no small details undermine all your hard work. If you want to make the process of creating your resume even more efficient, use ResumeHelp’s resume builder for step-by-step guidance that results in a professional, polished resume.
Yes, you should always provide a cover letter with your interior design resume if you want to stand a good chance of getting a job interview. Your cover letter is a unique opportunity to address a specific hiring manager directly and make a persuasive case about your suitability for the role. A great cover letter can provide essential context and address gaps in your resume. The only exception to this rule is where a potential employer specifically asks not to submit one.
It is possible to find an entry-level interior design job with no professional experience, but it will be easier if you can show that you have some non-professional experience. Relevant volunteer work, charity work, or even a personal project can help to bolster your resume skills and experience.
Yes, you should customize your interior design resume to suit every job posting you apply for. Tailor your resume by looking at the job posting for the key skills and experience required. Highlight those areas in which your skill set and the needs of the role overlap in your resume.