Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Creative resumés


One of the big challenges with a resumé is how to make it stand out, and one way to do this is to get creative. One friend of mine replaced standard headings like "work experience" with "what I've done" and "education" with "what I know." I've seen one resumé done in the form of a magazine. And then there's this Facebook-style resumé posted on Steve Pratt's blog.

Of course, it's always a good idea to exercise caution when getting creative with your resumé. Think long and hard about whether your plan is appropriate to the job you're applying for – you don't want the recipient to be creeped out or think you're crazy. And unusual resumés can reek of effort. But have courage: if yours is in sync with the publication, its content and its voice, as well as relevant to the position, then you could make a lasting impression.

- Corinna vanGerwen
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Corinna vanGerwen


Corinna vanGerwen is a freelance editor and writer. She has worked as senior editor at Style at Home, senior design editor at Cottage Life and is the former Canadian Director of Ed2010. She has also held the position of operations manager at a boutique PR agency, where she handled strategic planning and daily operations.

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