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

Subject: Re: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea
From: Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 04 Sep 2012 11:45:19 -0700

On 9/4/2012 10:04 AM, Yehoshua wrote:

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.

There is value in having fun with a resume in that it helps us see ourselves in a fresh light. Just finding all of those fun tidbits to brighten the resume may help to find various tidbits to enliven a resume that may have become dull. While we probably should not send the creative resume to professional employers, they can be fun to have around, to send to employers we are not serious about, and for creative job opportunities.

I like the ideas here about amusing ways to present a resume. I may try a few just to see myself in a whole 'nuther light and possibly make some changes based on that reflection to my professional resume that will remain professional.

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.

Nice fonts.



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

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