MakerSlate lets developers and designers add context to their resumes with ease

MakerSlate lets developers and designers add context to their resumes with ease

Resumes (or CVs, depending where in the world you are) are boring. For designers and developers, linking to GitHub repos or a Dribbble profile makes them worse.

MakerSlate wants to help bridge the gap. It lets you tell the story of some of your more interesting projects, and is hosted on the Web.

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A timeline walks a potential employer or client through the highlights of what you’ve accomplished, where you can give a bit more insight into the finer points of your project. On the side of your text, a screenshot gallery highlights its design and basic functionality.

Up top, searchable terms like ‘Swift’ or ‘UX’ can be selected, while @mentions for Twitter accounts you’ve done work for (or accounts you created to market your own app) can also be selected. Each job is also tagged with the appropriate programming language or employer/client.

You can sign up using GitHub<a href='https://index.co/company/github' data-index='' target='_blank' class='idc-hasIcon'></a> or Twitter. Pro tip: don't use your creepy Twitter picture. Employers hate that.
You can sign up using GitHub or Twitter. Pro tip: don’t use your creepy Twitter picture. Employers hate that.

An employer can also combine the two; if they want to know what Javascript project you did for @TheNextWeb, they could select both to see your work.

MakerSlate is a bit more personal than your average Resume, and may help you get past the tedium of explaining the same project multiple times as you’re on the job hunt. Acting like a logbook of sorts, it’s also simpler to keep your resume updated while you’re continuing to work.

If you still need to send along an actual piece of paper to an employer (is it 2007?), MakerSlate can’t help you. A nice cover letter with a link to your online resume is probably your best bet in that case. Or running far away.

Currently, making a resume via MakerSlate is free, so give it a shot.

➤ MakerSlate

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