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13 Insanely Cool Resumes That Landed Interviews At Google And Other Top Jobs

One looks like a movie poster. Another is a Facebook profile. One even requires a bar code. Are these insanely creative resumes a waste of time? Possibly, but these resumes landed job interview for their creators. We asked career coaches if and when it pays to be creative. The consensus: It depends where you're applying to. "Your resume has to dress the part," says career counselor Lynn Berger. "Just like you wouldn't wear a miniskirt to a job interview, you need to match the resume to the job you're looking for." Eric Gandhi got an email from Google after creating a resume that resembled a Google results page. Joe Kelso, who made a resume like a monster movie poster, said his resume was his secret weapon: it got him an interview without fail. Career coach Win Sheffield says you need to think back to the purpose of a resume: To get a meeting. "I read a book once where this guy sits down in a meeting and has a resume with bold letters, and it's underlined, and the interviewer says, 'I don't approve of this resume,' and the guy thinks to himself 'well, I'm here.'"

http://www.businessinsider.com/insanely-creative-resumes-2011-6?op=1[6/29/2011 12:59:14 PM]

13 Insanely Cool Resumes That Landed Interviews At Google And Other Top Jobs

Joe Kelso says his resume never failed
"That resume was my secret weapon," Joe Kelso told us. "Every time I sent that out I got an interview without fail. So if I really wanted an interview somewhere, that's the one I would use. A lot of times, I got interviews even when I wasn't an exact match based on my experience." Kelso, who created this resume in 2007, landed a job through one of those interviews; but says his resume didn't go as far once the job market worsened. "I've basically been getting no responses since the economy tanked. At this point though, I think a lot of it comes down to other factors."

http://www.businessinsider.com/insanely-creative-resumes-2011-6?op=1[6/29/2011 12:45:43 PM]

13 Insanely Cool Resumes That Landed Interviews At Google And Other Top Jobs

After Sabrina Saccoccio submitted this resume, her potential employer said it was "brilliant" "How brilliant is this?" said Steve Pratt on his blog, the Director of CBC Radio 3 who received this resume. "She’s taken a format everyone is familiar with – the Facebook profile page – and totally subverted it into a resume." Pratt, who couldn't hire Saccoccio at the time due to a hiring freeze, posted her resume on his blog hoping someone else could offer her a job.

http://www.businessinsider.com/insanely-creative-resumes-2011-6?op=1[6/29/2011 12:47:42 PM]

13 Insanely Cool Resumes That Landed Interviews At Google And Other Top Jobs

She even included wall comments

Image: Steve Pratt

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13 Insanely Cool Resumes That Landed Interviews At Google And Other Top Jobs

Eric Gandhi landed an interview at Google with this one

"An employee of Google found my Google-themed resume on LinkedIn and he offered to refer me for a position there, which led to an interview," Eric Gandhi told us about his resume. Gandhi says that what has helped his Google resume is that it's a clever reworking of a familiar design, and most importantly, can be appreciated without additional context or an explanation.

http://www.businessinsider.com/insanely-creative-resumes-2011-6?op=1[6/29/2011 12:49:22 PM]

13 Insanely Cool Resumes That Landed Interviews At Google And Other Top Jobs

Eric Gandhi landed an interview at Google with this one

"An employee of Google found my Google-themed resume on LinkedIn and he offered to refer me for a position there, which led to an interview," Eric Gandhi told us about his resume. Gandhi says that what has helped his Google resume is that it's a clever reworking of a familiar design, and most importantly, can be...
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