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Visual Resumes: inventive and fun or just annoying?

Posted by | April 2, 2013 | Advice, Job Seeker Advice

It seems that in this competitive marketplace, standing out will get you noticed – which is both good and bad.

Visual resume

A Google Image Search for "Visual Resume" turns up quite a bit of creativity

There is a lot of chatter about the benefits of  creative and visual resumes.  This Fab.com post attracted a fascinating social media conversation with professionals from government, small business owners and HR recruiters all chiming in about the practice.

It seems that in this competitive marketplace, standing out will get you noticed – both good and bad. The gist of the conversation boils down to cultural alignment. Bureaucrats are appalled by anything that strays from the status quo, entrepreneurs like to see initiative and creative types would not look twice at anyone who thinks by the book is the best.

It should be no surprise that there is a Pinterest with samples to either inspire you – or send you back to your traditional word doc.

 

 

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