As a senior graduating in December, my job hunt has hit full force. But I am constantly wondering what I can do to stand out and make a lasting impression with potential employers. Being in the creative field of public relations and advertising I decided to put my education into practice and brand myself. I developed a personal logo, but the most important step was to reinvent my very conventional resume from just a white background with lists to something more creative. This link gives some very creative examples that inspired me to think outside of the box and create a more memorable resume.
My personal favorites are the flyer resume, the newspaper classified resume, and the pinwheel resume. Not only are these creative ways to show education and work experiences, but the resume in itself is also a design example that could easily be part of a portfolio. In today’s job market this is a genius idea. Why not have a resume that pulls double duty and not only tells what you are capable of but also shows it.