While you may have a career path that includes more than one sector of the animation industry, you don't want to generalize your skills to the point that you just blend in. If you're as capable, experienced, and interested in game design as you are in web design, you should create a resume for each sector, especially if the job posting is that specific. There are animator resume samples specific to each sector, and a review of the ones that apply to your interest will help you write a focused resume that a hiring manager can relate to.
There are four basic sections to a standard format resume. They are:
- Resume Summary
- Work Experience
The basic format above, referred to as a chronological format, often doesn't fit well for an animator who, rather than being employed by a company, has done freelance work for many clients. To further complicate matters, animators and other creative freelancers often work at unrelated, part-time jobs to supplement their income. If you fall into this category, a functional resume is probably your best choice. In that case, you would add an ﾓAccomplishmentsﾔ section after your summary. You should be able to easily find examples of animator resume samples in both formats.
If, however, you've been employed as an animator at a few different companies and you have no extended gaps in employment, the chronological format will work well for you. Help writing both types will be addressed further on, including how to combine the best of each.