50 Shades Of Resume #46: The 3D Resume

Resume 46

Sarah Odgers resume stands out literally – it’s a resume she folded into an interesting 3D form. It’s basically a little piece of paper sculpture as a resume, with colorful additions. When you look into it further you see she’s packed it with information as well as colorful abstract side art.

We’ve seen some foldable resumes before, but this one is different as the folds take it 3D. What can we learn?

  • Let’s get to the 3D look. It’s cool, definitely, but also shows imagination, planning and good design. It’s a “taking it to the next level” clever resume.
  • She actually puts all the necessary resume elements into this unusual resume – skills, education, and so on. This is also in the center of the resume so it stands out. It’s a smart idea as this is pretty unusual, so continuing to pile on the clever ideas can dilute them.
  • She puts her “about” on a separate “fold” and has her online information on the other side. That breaks up the resume nicely – the center is what she does, with other information on the “sides.”
  • The colorful sides are a great idea. It makes the resume more artsy and interesting.
  • Doing this clearly shows a lot of skill.

Critiques . . . actually not much. More warnings:

  • A resume like this could be a real pain to update.
  • It goes without saying this may need a “regular” resume available.

A great example of a clever, almost “stunt” resume that does all the job of a regular resume while showing very clever design.

Steve’s Summary: A great resume, gets my attention, show skills, and shows all the information I need. Probably one I’d keep around for awhile to show people.

[“50 Shades of Resume” is an analysis of various interesting resumes to celebrate the launch of the second edition of my book “Fan To Pro” and to give our readers inspiration for their own unique creations.]

– Steven Savage

The Value of 3D

I have an ambiguous relationship with the whole 3D movie/game/tv/whatever trend.  On one hand, I love new gadgets and neat technology, and I like a good spectacle.  On the other hand, it seems like it's becoming an annoying fad and everyone is jumping on the visually appealing bandwagon.  Despite the challenges, despite lousy conversions of 2D films to 3D (Clash of the Titans comes to mind), people are barreling ahead with 3D.  Apparently, there will be a 3D release of "The Last Airbender," which fills me full of dread (taking what appears to be a visually stunning film and running 3D after the fact?  Not good.)

Now, I think 3D is going to be inevitable.  It's approached a fad status, people are interested in visual quality, but I'm expecting 3D to be a very bumpy road for moviemakers, game makers, and hardware people.  The problem is that people don't "get" 3D, they don't ask the question anyone should ask about a new technology, gizmo, process, etc.

Does it add value?  If you don't ask that question you're either ignorant or just trying to jump on the bandwagon.

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