Re: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea

Subject: Re: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea
From: Yehoshua <ysp10182 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Kat Kuvinka <katkuvinka -at- hotmail -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2012 20:04:15 +0300

In my haste to leave work I wrote a one line response that misrepresented my position (but I'm sure writing a clarification while standing on a crowded bus will clear things up:(

I do not advocate replacing the traditional resume with something creative. I think in some instances it is okay to ADD to the resume something else that is fun. Do it if you strongly suspect that the person reading your resume, is open to the idea. Do not do it if you think you're bad at being creative.

On a final note until tomorrow, I'd recommend googling 'graphic artist' and 'resume' and checking out the image results. I know this is a completely different profession, but you'd be amazed at what some people produce.

Yehoshua

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On Sep 4, 2012, at 19:34, Kat Kuvinka <katkuvinka -at- hotmail -dot- com> wrote:

> What the heck is a Star Wars crawl?
>
> I would prefer to see a clean, nicely designed, error-free resume AND something that makes a candidate stand out. I hate boring, nor would I want to work for boring.
>
> One writer at my last job had not changed her objective, in which she was applying for some educational position. We called her on it, and had a good laugh. She was hired and turned out to be quite excellent. Not the type of thing we are talking about here, I know, but when the experience fits I would rather take the time to speak to the candidate in person. IN PERSON. None of this phone-screen crap.
>
> Kathee

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OT: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea: From: yehoshua paul
RE: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea: From: Dana Worley
Re: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea: From: yehoshua paul
RE: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea: From: Lynne Wright
RE: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea: From: Kat Kuvinka

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