Monday, June 27, 2011

13 Insanely Cool Resumes that Landed Interviews (Including a Google Interview)

I have talked to people in the past, where I have suggested creative things they could to do their resumes.

Most, however, seem to want to stick to the boring conservative format. With employers getting stacks of resumes, you really want your resume to stand out. I think the best thing you can put on a resume is something that will cause the interviewer to want to talk to you.

For example:
Started trading foreign currencies at age 15 (Trading statements available on request)
 If you don't have life experiences that will make your resume interesting, then the next best thing is to make the resume, itself, interesting and relative to the position you are seeking.

Patricia Laya at Business Insider has put together a slideshow of 13 creative resumes, some I like better than others. But the slideshow should give you an idea of what can be done with resumes.

1 comment:

  1. I know my opinion doesn't mean anything, but I don't agree with this at all.

    The LAST thing you want as a person who has to shift through 1000 resumes is a resume that you have to figure out "WTF is going on here?" I figure my time is valuable, and if I have someone who doesn't recognize that and presents me with a resume that I have to "data mine," that resume's going into the "reject stack."

    Personally, I think you should keep the format simple and dazzle them with information (like in your trading foreign currencies example). Since these resumes worked, obviously YMMV, but it's difficult for me to believe most people would want to trudge through a stack of resumes like this.