Writing Your Profile

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Should I hire a writer to create my profile?

Writing Your Profile

If you're trying to land one of the coveted Chicago or New York design jobs, you'll need a strong portfolio and a sharply written profile to get your foot in the door. If you're not a writer by trade, you may want to consider hiring one to create your profile for you.

If you decide to go this route, you'll need to provide the writer with the tools to get the job done. This means giving them all of your information. Start by providing a resume, samples of your work, and other details to help them get the "big picture." Then take the time to sit down with the writer and talk a bit about your life, your design philosophy, and your career highlights.

Before hiring a writer to do this type of work, you may also want to ask them a few questions, such as:

  • Have you done profiles before?
  • How long have you been writing?
  • Do I get more than one draft of the profile for the fee you charge?
  • What do you know about the design industry?

   

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