heya. i work in the industry as a copywriter, and i'm a jared too, so this has your name all over it.
i'm not familiar with the chi scene, but from my experience, the resume is just a formality. it really comes down to your networking skills and who you know. in the meantime, get your name out there by crafting a killer cover letter and sending it via regular mail (along with your resume) to all the agencies in town (addressed to an actual name). try to make it stand out cuz these places get tons of generic packages every week. little things can make a big difference. i bought some funky paper clips that look like little silver spirals. best investment i ever made. every time i've gone for an interview, someone mentions them. it's stuff like that that'll help them remember you. if you're out of ideas, you can probably find those "italian paper clips" at high-end stationery stores. i think i even saw them at--shudder--starbucks. anywayz, hope things work out for. and don't get discouraged. i looked for 5 months after school before i landed my first job, and it wasn't even in the industry. after three years, i'm still not where i want to be. but i'm getting there.
[ May 16, 2003, 04:03 PM: Message edited by: floorgasm ]
what blares through my box is hollow