Are you one of the millions of job seekers out there spending countless hours polishing every last word on your resume that highlights how amazing you are, stop it! Let’s take a step back to think about what you should really spend your time on if you are serious about getting that perfect job.
Posts about Résumés
[Guest Blogger Mike Harding is the co-founder of re.vu, a radically better visual resume. You can follow Mike on Twitter @mah1.] Conventional wisdom says that a picture is worth 1,000 words. But is that really true? And what bearing does that have on your search for great talent or your desire to land an awesome gig?… Read more »
Somewhere between 12% and 42% of résumés contain a lie, according to such sources as Morgan & Banks, ResumeDoctor and ADP. ADP once did 2.6 Million background checks and found that 44% lied about work histories, 41% lied about education and 23% falsified credentials or licenses.
Here are 12 super-creative resumes we found at deviantART and a couple other places. 1) Writer’s Resume
Including your photo in a résumé is frowned upon in the U.S. (HR folks are scared of the risk of discrimination suits)– but they are commonplace in other countries such as South America, Asia, Africa and Western Europe. Thank you to Deviant Art for these photo résumé examples:
We recently wrote about a bad-ass resume that an Ongigger sent us. It was designed by Jason Orr and I just found his resume on his site — it’s pretty darn cool too:
Ongig helps create visually appealing job postings, but on the other side of the career equation is a world of visually-appealing resumes. We found one (thanks to Anonymous Ongigger for sending it in!) of a British entrepreneur named Dave Ingram now living in Mill Valley, CA. Here it is:
Throughout the 20th Century and now into the 21st, job search pundits have eulogized the résumé as it gives way to technology and time. Through each era, age, fad and phase, the resilient document changes and continues to lead the way for job seekers. Like the Phoenix, the résumé is dynamic, dying thousands of fiery deaths only to rise from… Read more »
I found a cool tool called Vizualize.me that lets you turn your LinkedIn profile into an infographic.