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“I figured Fast Company received many standard resumes that they routinely read through. Then, they probably threw them out. I wanted to make something different, something exciting and colorful, something that showed them how much I admired them and who I really was. I put an infographic on the website mapping out why I was the perfect candidate—showing that I had something to add.
Two and half hours later, I received an email. I had a phone interview a week later. The rest is history. It turns out you can tweet your way to your dream job (or internship).”
How one industrious undergrad got our attention, and landed an internship.

I figured Fast Company received many standard resumes that they routinely read through. Then, they probably threw them out. I wanted to make something different, something exciting and colorful, something that showed them how much I admired them and who I really was. I put an infographic on the website mapping out why I was the perfect candidate—showing that I had something to add.

Two and half hours later, I received an email. I had a phone interview a week later. The rest is history. It turns out you can tweet your way to your dream job (or internship).”

How one industrious undergrad got our attention, and landed an internship.

David Mielach says that to get your resume seen you should: Get as specific as possible, avoid tired phrases like the plague, and show—don’t tell—the hiring manager why you’re the person they need.

5 common resume blunders are:

  • Using cliches.
  • Including “References available upon requests.”
  • Listing your ‘objective’ (your objective is to get the job).
  • Making vague claims.
  • Using qualitative descriptions.

 

 

In your resume you need to 1) demonstrate that you are exceptional at the thing you do, and 2) not be disqualified by seeming crazy or imbalanced.

A simple rule: if something on your resume isn’t achieving one of the aforementioned two things, leave it off.

Creative New Ways To Land Your Dream Job

Job hunting isn’t all about savvy use of LinkedIn. As Dawn Siff’s 6-second Vine hustle recently proved, creativity wins in a crowded marketplace.

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