Creative resumes that landed jobs

28 June, 2011

Building an attractive resumes is the first step in getting a good job. Firstly, great resume will secure you calling for interview, and next it will help you face the interview in positive note. If what is demonstrated in your resume are really in with you, you are guaranteed to get the job.

Under open economy, industry is keep hunting for talent (as oppose to individuals hunting for job). A well thought out resume is a showcase of your real talents. For lots of people that climb up the ladder fast, well thought out resume is a secret weapon.

Your resume has to dress the part, just like you wouldn't wear a miniskirt to a job interview, you need to match the resume to the job you're looking for.

Here are some of the all time great resumes that guaranteed creative jobs in reputed corporations like Google and Facebook. One looks like a movie poster. Another is a Facebook profile. Are these insanely creative resumes a waste of time? Possibly, but these resumes landed job interview for their creators.

Here are some examples of real resumes that did the trick for them.

Joe Kelso says his resume never failed

This person split his experiences between his right and left brain
After Sabrina Saccoccio submitted this resume, her potential employer said it was "brilliant"

She even included wall comments..

Eric Gandhi landed an interview at Google with this one

We can't imagine how labor-intensive this resume must have been

Ideal resume of a graphic designer

And here is final precaution;
Never send a creative resume to a dumb and traditional company. They never understand the importance of talent and creativity.

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Anonymous said...

I have found that 99.9% of jobs are landed through contacts and networking. Therefore a neat well thought out resume works best as it will serve to inform and reinforce the recommendation that got you the lead.
Cold calling or pushing rarely if never works.
All over the world.

Rayan said...

I think that the final precaution is very relevant. If a company is looking for labor oriented employees, they will suck seeing this type of CVs.

But if a company is talent or skill oriented and radical, they will really love to hire people with distinct attitude and passion.

b2K said...

Nalaka no offense but this is Sri Lanka, where creativity and new ideas are flushed down the toilet by pompous book smart has-beens who prefer paper qualifications as opposed to hard working and inventiveness.

Nevertheless this article made me realize that resume's dont have to be formal and boring all the time.
thanks :)


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