Conduct a simple web search for “creative resumés” and there will be plenty of results showing artistic, innovative, creative designs while still retaining the components of a resumé. As beautiful as “risky resumés” are, will they actually help their designer land an interview, better yet a job?
Depending on the company that you’re applying to, a creative resumé may get your foot in the door. You may even get an interview simply so the employer can meet the person that was willing to step out of the box, but that still doesn’t guarantee a job offer. You’re a creative person and you’d like to display your creativity for everyone to see, but it’s better to keep your resumé professional. Let your resumé do its job by letting the employer know what your skills are, what experience and education you have and then show your creative side in the interview. Read More »