Short post, brilliant content. A few weeks ago we played "Kick The Graduate", where we highlighted a new grad who was looking for feedback on his resume.
Today, I'm featuring Karla Wiles, a Birmingham resident who has a bunch of experience on the creative side. I met Karla recently at a Social Media Club lunch, and she followed up with me with a resume and an online tool with her as a candidate.
Couple of notes – I realize Karla is a creative type and this comes naturally, but can't we all learn something from the presentation? First up, I LOVE the dialog boxes on the resume to spice this thing up. Well played. As for the flash/quicktime presentation, how can you not love that as an easy link and follow up to the resume?
Cautionary note – some traditional types may not feel the love in non advertising/marketing arenas. That's OK… If doing this type of thing is you and you're in the market, you may reduce the total playing field regarding the number of employers who would view this as acceptable, but the ones it is attractive to are much more likely to bring you in than a candidate without these types of tools.
In short, be different = reducing your total prospects but intensifying the opportunity that remains.
Comments for Karla? I'd hire her!