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WOWZA, Va-Va-Voom, and Wolf Whistles!
October 3, 2014
BAM! POW! WHAM! ZAP!
No, it’s not a superhero and villain fighting! Thet's the impact of your resume - with some riveting formatting!
Wanna get from good to great? Want money, fame, glory? Want a chance to be remembered, in a really, really good way?
Well…you’re gonna have to take some risks. The job market is more competitive than ever, and rising to the top of the stack is harder than ever without rock solid credentials (or a bit of bling!)
Graphics and color in resume designs are extraordinarily beneficial IF done right. They must convey the needed information in a way that's understandable AND easy-to-read. We're visual creatures. We process images MUCH faster than text. We're stimulated by creativity and pictures that convey meaning, metaphors, and data quickly. We live very fast-paced lives so getting the gist of something almost immediately is more appealing than ever.
“The graphic resume is also a great way to show your creativity, design sensibility, and personality,” says recruiter Lauren Ferrara. Her clients are looking for people that bring more than just blasé skills and boring task-completion mentalities.
These creative resumes are the best bad boys in the biz (and don't we ALL love a bad boy!) They are the easiest way to create an instant brand for yourself, and communicate something truly unique. With a graphic resume, you’re not constricted by the same format that everyone else is using. You can put the emphasis on the information that shows how YOU are the best person for the job.
Though they aren't right for all people, all roles, or all firms, if they are an option for you....take a look at these puppies!
(Who says resumes and job hunting have to put the reader to sleep!)
Think these are too "out there" to be taken seriously? Think again!
Want something just a little more tame? Okay, we've got a couple of wolf whistlers for you too:
While there ARE examples of out-of-the-box styles we WOULDN"T recommend (see the next one!)....
...there are some truly brilliant ways to make sure you stand out from the pack!
What jobs are best suited to these "graphic" resumes? Well, any job that encourages boldness, courage, vibrant customer service, creativity, and out-of-the-box thinking!
Marketing or sales
Travel industry specialists
Chefs, F&B management
Who should consider steering clear? Only those that want roles where seriousness and conformity are highly prized:
Most government work
Legal / criminal justice
CPA's and accountants
Some finance organizations
Many medical professions
TAKE A RISK! Add a little POW!
Want your own graphic resume? Rock Star Resumes can help!