Damn I Need A Job - Shirts That Get You Noticed!!!
This is the original resume shirt available since 2005. Also available is the black shirt with static text that is just as cool and compelling! Click on the shirts on the right to order!
For any questions feel free to E-Mail me!
Over the years the vendor I use has continued to raise their prices to the point where I just can't try and sell a shirt for over $30 just to cover my own expenses. So I decided to just plant the idea in your head and show you how to make your own. It's easy to do and it will save you money!! Ready?
First develop the content of your cover letter. Keep it brief! People won't read it if it's too long! I limited it to 500 characters. Write it as though you were submitting it formally yet generic enough that all your bases are covered. I suggest a brief description of your skills and what kind of position you are looking for. I recommend doing it in a word processor like Word and utilizing it's spell check and word count tools. Here is a sample that you can view or download as a template. It is a .png file made in Adobe Fireworks.
Next open up your favorite image editing software like Photoshop or Fireworks. Create a new image and make the canvas as large as possible. I made mine 2000px by 2000px. The larger the resolution the better the quality will be on the printed shirt. If you can, set the background color or canvas color to transparent. If not then just leave it white. Copy and paste your text to your new image. Now choose a font. I used Times New Roman and made it BIG : 122 pt. As far as justifying the text it is a matter of preference. Some people liked it to be justified (aligned on both left and right sides) others didn't. It can cause some spacing issues so just play with it until you get it to your liking.
Now find an online t-shirt printer. Or since you've taken matters into your own hands you may be able to find a local outfit where you can take your image on a flash drive and save even more $$. Recently I found a place called Printfection.com that seems to be a little cheaper than the big ones like Cafepress. There is also Zazzle.com and many, many others. How this works is that you simply upload your image to the back of the shirt. Make sure you fill the entire area they have allocated with your image. Save, add to cart and check out. Now hit the streets!
I regret having to do this but I just can't justify charging people who are already strapped so much for one of these shirts. From a business perspective it is a no brainer as I have never really made any money on these and frankly with my time rolled into each one I was losing money.
I'm still here to help! If you have any questions about how to do this feel free to email me!