Resume Question

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ArtbyV polycounter lvl 3
I was wondering if there is any value in putting certificates from DigitalTutors on my resume. I have seen some artists do it, but not a lot. I thought it wouldn't hurt, but wasn't sure if it was some sort of industry faux pas or something. Thoughts?

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  • Autocon
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    Autocon polycounter lvl 9
    Like a certificate for watching or doing a tutorial? In all honestly those are nothing more than a participation trophy.

    Your portfolio should do a much better job showcasing your artistic ability than something that says you did a tutorial.

    Don't bloat your resume with irrelevant stuff. Putting competitions you competed in would carry more weight than that. And even then, its ALL about your portfolio.
  • MagicSugar
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    MagicSugar polycounter lvl 9
    ArtbyV wrote: »
    Thoughts?

    Could be worth it if you're applying for a teaching gig at a for-profit school or workshop. Or you made a gumroad paid lesson for example. Someone might be impressed enough they'll buy your tutorial cuz you have creds to back your skillz up :\.
  • ArtbyV
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    ArtbyV polycounter lvl 3
    Thanks man. I was thinking it might be bloat, that's why I wanted to check. I'll just leave it off then.
  • ArtbyV
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    ArtbyV polycounter lvl 3
    MagicSugar wrote: »
    Could be worth it if you're applying at a teaching gig at a for-profit or a gumroad paid lesson for example. Someone might be impressed enough they'll buy your tutorial.

    That's a good point. I didn't think of that. I'll keep it off my main resume when applying to studios, but maybe I'll put it on my website or LinkedIn somewhere.
  • DireWolf
    I think it doesn't hurt to have it in there. So why not. You never know, it may catch some client's eye.
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