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

Subject: RE: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea
From: "Will Husa Documentation Solutions" <will -dot- husa -at- 4techwriter -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2012 20:12:26 -0500

This would be a good example of researching a company prior to submitting a
resume to them. If the target company is known to be a creative company,
then submitting a creative resume would place you at the top of the pile.

During the job interview would be another way to discover the culture of the
company. If the culture is progressive, then you could always send a
creative Thank You note to keep your name on top of the selection pile.

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

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