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Trend Hunter's Courtney Discusses Her Favorite Creative Resume Ideas

 - Jun 5, 2014
Landing your dream job (or a job at all) can be extremely difficult in today's job market, which is where creative resume ideas come in. Making yourself stand out among a stack of other candidates is vital. Trend Hunter Research Advisor and Editor Courtney Scharf talks about some of the most amazing examples of self-promotion she's seen.

Graphic designers work in a creative industry, so it's only fitting their curriculum vitae reflects their artistic ingenuity. One Romanian job hunter crafted a fake passport and left it behind in various agencies she wanted to work in, knowing people would be curious and want to return it to her. Another got inventive with graffiti-inspired fashion, which she then turned into a photo shoot to send to potential employers.

The rise of infographics also provides a useful breeding ground for creative resume ideas, which allowed one employment seeker to make a clutter-free visual representation of her credentials.