AvantGuild: The Best Thing I Did For My Resume

Does your resume need a boost? A change from the cookie-cutter templates everyone can find in their favorite word processor?

In this AvantGuild article, ten people working in media explain how they made their resumes different.

Here’s a few:

Grace Bello, an interactive content manager with the New York City Economic Development Corporation, placed a QR code on her resume that links to her portfolio. It not only demonstrated her awareness of digital marketing tools, but inspired some on-the-spot brainstorming.

“During my interview, the QR code sparked a discussion [with the director of interactive marketing] about how city government could implement QR codes in order to better serve the public,” Bello says. “I think it had a role in branding me as someone who really understood online marketing, and ultimately helped me net a job that I just started, but so far really enjoy.”

Even with experience from Nickelodeon and Scholastic on his resume, Jed Weissberg, general manager for AOL Kids, Parents & Health, still makes room for another professional job: puppetry. “People are intrigued by it, and it’s almost always the first thing they ask about,” says Weissberg.

Want more? Check out the original article for seven more examples of resume tweaks.

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Publish date: September 8, 2011 https://dev.adweek.com/digital/avantguild-the-best-thing-i-did-for-my-resume/ © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT