Google + Facebook Resumes – When Are Creative Resumes Too “Outside the Box?”

The candy bar resume. The Facebook profile resume. And now, the Google search resume. As the hiring landscape continues to look bleak, the alternative resume has flourished. But here’s the question: When does an offbeat resume design cross the line between creative and corny?



When it comes to resume design, a little bit goes a long way. Add a pop of color here and there, or choose an interesting font for your header. An alternative resume like the candy bar or, more recently, Chris Liu’s Google Search design, will get you noticed, but what gets you hired are your skills and experience. The takeaway: Don’t sacrifice high-quality content for an off-the-wall design.

If you’re looking for the perfect balance between innovation and professionalism, you’ve come to the right place. Contact Write In Color to learn more about our custom resume writing and design services, creative cover letters and LinkedIn profile revamps.


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