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Looking for the Creative Job Hunters

When you are looking to hire creative people, do you only look at the content of the resume, or do William Thomasyou consider the resume itself?

You certainly want your Creatives to be talented in the content they produce, whether it’s designing an ad campaign, creating a hairstyle for a client, developing a new app, or coming up with a way to control flooding in a rural village. It’s helpful, though, if they apply that same creativity to problem-solving, whether it’s dealing with budget issues, overcoming personality conflicts…or even just getting the job in the first place.

The folks at MentalFloss offer us 11 very creative resumes that certainly got our attention. I think my favorite is the one that looks like an Amazon product page, but the candy bar wrapper is a close second.

As someone noted in the comments section, doing something like this might work in certain fields, but try this in IT or Finance and you might not get very far. But really, that is kind of a shame, since those fields could often benefit from some creative problem solving. In any case, I don’t think the commenter was paying attention, since most of the jobs these people were applying for involved marketing,and game or web design — in other words, they showed off something that reflected the job they were trying for.

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