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May 27, 2008

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Thank you for this, Michele. It certainly is challenging. It made me think about my ePortfolio and whether that is innovative enough to catch people's eye.

I do wonder about the success of such a resume in more traditional contexts eg I can think of some very conservative employers in the education sector - I'm not sure how that resume would be accepted there. But...I don't expect Jeff would want to work for them anyway.

Hi Sarah--I think you're right that you have to consider the jobs for which you're applying and that this kind of resume would probably work best in a creative industry. At the same time, the point of a resume is to get an interview, which means you have to stand out from the crowd, so I think there's something to be learned from Jeff's approach, at least in terms of being eye-catching and creative.

Great example and well worth sharing with our principals as we talk about how our students are changing!

I agree that blogs can be great exposure for virtually anyone, yet certain careers are more blog inclined than others.

For most traditional jobs (engineer, accountant, attorney, etc.) there is no substitute for a traditional resume.

Our non-profit organization recommends people get a “real” resume to augment their blog or website.

Our non-profit organization uses a great service that also sets people up with their own blog for promotion. This is not advertised on their website, yet this is a service they do for us and I think they do it for anyone asking for it. We thought this was very original, as none of the resume services we had contracted with in the past have offered any blog assistance.

For info on getting a traditional resume and your own custom blog, go to Career Path Resume.

Please mention that you heard about them from the Community For Advancing Urban Minorities (CAUM).

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