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Gamer-Inspired Resumes

The Robby Leonardi Interactive Resume Pays Tribute to 'Super Mario Bros.'

— October 29, 2013 — Lifestyle
The bar for resume awesomeness has been set by the Robby Leonardi interactive resume. Leonardi, a multidisciplinary designer from New York City, has created a resume that looks more like a level from 'Super Mario Bros.' than something a human resources person scans for keywords. The resume has all of the designer's important education, work history and skills, but those facts are presented in a fun and engaging way.

The Robby Leonardi interactive resume can't exactly be played, but you do make your way through it as if you were playing a game. The resume takes you underwater and to the cloud, so to speak. While some industries might not appreciate such creativity, it looks as though Leonardi should be able to quickly land a job as a web designer.
Trend Themes
1. Interactive Resumes - The rise of interactive resumes presents disruptive innovation opportunities in the job recruitment industry.
2. Gamification of Job Applications - Introducing game elements into job applications opens up disruptive innovation opportunities for improving candidate engagement and assessment.
3. Creative Presentation of Skills and Experience - The trend of presenting skills and experience in visually engaging ways disrupts traditional resume formats and offers opportunities for visual design and storytelling industries.
Industry Implications
1. Job Recruitment - Incorporating interactive resumes into the job recruitment process can disrupt traditional hiring methods and streamline candidate evaluation.
2. Online Job Platforms - Job platforms that embrace the gamification of applications can create innovative user experiences and attract a wider range of job seekers.
3. Graphic Design and Creative Services - The demand for visually stunning and interactive resumes creates disruptive innovation opportunities for graphic design and creative service industries.
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