Heads up, Tumblr fans, Imgur hounds, and other GIF-lovers: Giphy, the popular image bank that allows you search for reaction GIFs and other GIFs by theme or type, has posted a hiring notice for its latest staff opening. The position? “GIF Content Specialist.”
So how can you leverage this new career asset you didn’t know you had? We have a few suggestions.
Tips for Putting Gifs On Your Resume:
1) Create a GIF portfolio of your best work.
We recommend Tumblr as a great location for showcasing GIFs in their natural habitat. Link to it on your résumé.
2) Show off your technical knowledge.
Don’t be afraid to list your GIF specs. Knowing a Tumblr-worthy GIF is 35 frames, with a file size of 200MB and a resolution of 256, will help your potential employer size up your expertise when it comes to GIF-making, as well as Photoshop.
But don’t just stop at saying you know how to use Photoshop. It takes a lot of software to create a GIF. You can list Photoshop, CamStudio, VirtualDub, or whatever capture and editing software you’re most familiar with on your résumé.