Coolest Resume Ever?

Remember when they told you to make your resume as boring as possible in high school? No picture of yourself, no colors… just back text on a plain sheet of paper. Maybe you could throw a few lines in there to break up the giant wall of text you had.

Forget all that.

As I was browsing through my Twitter feed today, I came across a cool link about some amazing resumes people had created. This is, in my opinion, the coolest one. Enjoy.

What do you think about resumes that “break the mold?” Are they a way to help you stand out, or stick out like a sore thumb? Leave your opinions in the comments.

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  1. job seekers who combine content with creativity can stand out – but only in a good way if they ensure quality, appropriateness and targeting. QR code with a link to a resume such as this or an inforgraphic or other innovative profile – in addition to having a traditional resume (for awhile longer) can gain the edge – great idea.

  2. A “live” resume that you get to via a QR Code, interesting…

  3. Personally, I’m sick of the same old boring resume layout and would love to be able to put together a resume as creative as this. I’m sure things like this go over great in more creative fields, but do you think resumes like this could work in the business or engineering fields?

    • Probably not – business/engineering recruiters want a boring, well-formatted piece of paper they can feed into a machine. It’s all about keywords in large companies these days. However, this kind of a resume would definitely turn heads at a startup.

  4. Hey Tom, haven’t been on here in forever, love the new layout!  Keep it coming!

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