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I have done my resume as a pamphlet, a small folder brochure and as a normal
paper format for years. I prefer to send the pamphlet out and present the
client the brochure in person. And if someone is upset by the "outside the
lines" thinking, then I probably don't want to work there.
Just my opinion.
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From: Comeau, Lisa <Lisa -dot- Comeau -at- MOH -dot- GOV -dot- ON -dot- CA>
To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU <TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU>
Date: Friday, 05 February, 1999 9:23 AM
>John David Hickey wanted to know who else has sent out pamphlets, how they
>distributed 'em, and how much success they had.
>In a former incarnation as a Contract Applications Instructor, I found
>myself looking for work with a "young" firm with a fresh approach. I
>that doing my resume in a pamphlet format would attract this kind of firm,
>and so I started this "new wave" format. (Hey - it was '96...)
>I applied for a job I REALLLLLLLLY wanted with a fabulous company, bringing
>my "fresh approach" resume. Their instructors and graphics people loved
>but their hiring manager was insulted - yep - insulted. He was from the
>school" where your resume follows some style guide (sorry - had to say it!)
>and uses Times New Roman 10 point font.
>He made me resubmit my resume before he would even look at my
>qualifications. (The sick part is, I had met him at a Trade Show, he knew
>background already, and he asked ME to submit a resume, after commenting on
>how "innovative my business cards were...)
>So I went back to the "old way", and got the job. However, my ingenuity
>not encouraged there (it was, but by my peers and students, not by the
>management), and I eventually moved on to bigger and better things. (And
>yep, I knew that was gonna happen as soon as the resume thing hit the
>proverbial fan, it was a well-known company - looked great on a resume...)
>I guess what I am saying is, it depends on what kind of business you are
>planning to "stir up". If you want to work somewhere fairly stuffy that
>doesn't like change, this isn't really the way to go. However, this
>thing worked great for creative stuff like desktop publishing...
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