The job market in America is rough, especially for recent high school (or college) graduates with little-to-no relevant work experience. If you’re one of the many people competing for a handful of job openings or unpaid internships, you had better find a way to shine.
That’s exactly what redditor Gallifrey63 did with her D&D inspired resume for what she described as a “nerdy cosmetic company.”
She shared this resumen on the /r/geek subreddit yesterday, very proud of her clever and unique way of standing out. People have been quick to label this is very creative an unique, sending her a handful of “good luck!” and “I hope they like it!” well-wishes.
Crafting a creative, completely out-of-the-box resume is a great way to land your dream resume. If your resume is too far “out-of-the-box” for wherever you’re applying, though, then you run the risk of getting kicked out of the race too early, so to speak. Then again, if you’re too creative for the position, it might not have made a good fit.
This reminds us of Leah’s Lego Resume that took the internet by storm early last year. A woman designed her own lego figurine and submitted it (along with several charts and character sketches) for a marketing internship.
While the internet generally responded positively to Leah’s Lego Resume for the internship, many were quick to label her “desperate” rather than “clever.” In general, there seems to be a time and a place for an incredibly clever and creative resume. It is most effective if you don’t use it all the time, for every single job.
Redditor Gallifrey63 has yet to comment on whether or not she got the job with her D&D themed resume.