The Today Show’s Isolde Raftery reported today that “With more than 12 million Americans unemployed, job candidates are struggling to stand out – so much that some are going to extreme lengths to present creative -- and sometimes outlandish -- resumes.” Read full report.
While this approach is not recommended by all career coaches, including Career Advice Author David Crays of TheCareerking.com, most agree that there are times it may make sense. For example, if you are in marketing, then putting together a resume with a marketing twist, such as a coupon good for a free interview may do the trick.
Today Show’s Ada Famulari says an intern candidate, who will work for free, sent a resume with fresh baked cookies. She confessed that this resume went to the top of the pile!