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Decking Out Your Resume

Decking Out Your Resume


I'm sure everyone knows that having an impressive resume can sometimes be the deciding factor in whether or not you land a spot at your favorite company. With so many resumes hitting employers desks these days, the first step is to get your seen by the right people to give you that fighting chance.

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It goes without saying that some employers might not jump at the chance of having a resume sitting on their desk in the form of a milk carton, but the up side to such a resume is that you are sure to get noticed.

It doesn't take drastic actions such as that to impress your new potential employee, but creating a clean, well-designed, and easy-to-read resume might be all it takes to get them to notice you and consider you a candidate.


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With so many people on the hunt for a job these days, adding a bit of personality often times give your potential employers enough reality about who you are. And if they like what they see, you could jump ahead to round to.


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This is also a great time for you, especially as a designer, to show off some of your skills right then and there.


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Just like with business cards, your first impression has to be something worth looking at. I have always been a fan of the sewn business card, but this resume with a sewn detail on some awesome fabric is another cool way to stand out and show off your personality a little more.


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Do you have the whole package? Show it off with more than just a piece of paper.


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Of course, landing a job really comes down to the right fit for you and the company, and a resume isn't 100% going to be the deciding factor, but presenting a well-prepared and unique resume gives you the best fighting chance at getting your body of work seen by the people who could be your future employers. Giving them something something to talk about and something that they don't see dozens of times in a given day will at least come as a breathe of fresh air and something they will definitely remember.


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Freak4Color

:D I just had to take a peek what there is in here and I was blown away! Amazing resumes!

tkndiseno

I like it very much!!!

Many thanks :D
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allisonsilber

Glad you like! They are pretty cool

Freak4Color wrote:
:D I just had to take a peek what there is in here and I was blown away! Amazing resumes!
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mollybermea

I love this!!! :) Great job Allison!

jeremycole

Great work allisonsilber!

I'm currently seeking a new job. These resumés might be a little too flashy for some companies, but I think within the right ad agency or marketing group they would be DY-NO-MITE!

circeus

Needs more palette to accompany images XD

ETA: Figured I should do them instead of complaining :DD
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allisonsilber

definitely. Things can definitely go overboard, but even subtle design additions would be greatly noticed and appreciated.

jeremycole wrote:
Great work allisonsilber!

I'm currently seeking a new job. These resumés might be a little too flashy for some companies, but I think within the right ad agency or marketing group they would be DY-NO-MITE!
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allisonsilber

thanks! Nie Niez 1702 wrote:
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a merciless moon

Whoa! Some of these resumes are really impressive! Sometimes I think it would be nice if mine had a makeover, but it's not the kind of card you can play everytime. Oh well, at least I would have a lot of fun while doing it!

CapturedRainbow

Wow, these are cool, even if you don't get hired with this resume, i'd say it's one resume that will be stuck in somebodys mind forever, and eventually someone is going to hire you sooner or later ! Pretty Clever !

attlebridge

Very inspiring! I'd like to try something similar!

Sisterx

Excellent article! I appreciate the variety of examples provided -- inspiring!
Thank you so much!

DiscoParakeet

I write resumes for a living (and was previously a hiring manager in a consulting firm), and I assure you, there are very few industries/areas of expertise where this kind of resume would be appropriate. I love creativity. but there are times when it's just not the way to go.

muggleborn

These are so much fun.

pinky2

Holy smoke...wow. Impressive. Sure beats the humble resume I've used. A+

eriberrylove

Excellent! very creative and inspiring! of course they 'll get hired asap, they deserve it :)

gallyko

That's exactly what I was thinking. Creative resumes are awesome to have on your website, but most of these are far too complicated to really draw the employer's eye to the right spots. You don't want an overly designed/crowded resume, you want something simple that explains your skills/education/experience/etc. Save the super designing for your portfolio.

DiscoParakeet wrote:
I write resumes for a living (and was previously a hiring manager in a consulting firm), and I assure you, there are very few industries/areas of expertise where this kind of resume would be appropriate. I love creativity. but there are times when it's just not the way to go.

J-Ray

These are all resumes for designers, as far as I can tell. Great for that industry, not really appropriate for any other. (But, awesome nonetheless!)

Solyon

Hi Allison.
Thanks for this inspiring selection. Some of them are really impressive!
If you want, you can take a look my resume. Not sure it is good enough to be on this page but... who know ?

ssign99

wow I love this !! so useful!

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