And that means not copying other people's creative resume ideas.
If your goal is to be unique, why would you steal someone else's concept?
So why not communicate that to potential employers with your resume?
Applicants have used Vine videos, infographics, and even candy wrappers to replace the standard CV.
Have you had success with a creative resume, or are you steering clear? Michelle has over 10 years of hiring and recruiting experience and a background in coaching and leadership development.
At Resume Edge, Michelle recruits and hires resume writers, provides training and ongoing support, manages strategic partnerships and serves as a subject matter expert on the job search process.
It shouldn't take recruiters five minutes to figure out your name because you wrote it in some hard-to-read font.
Most people will spend no more than 60 seconds looking at a resume, so be sure that they can get the gist in that amount of time.
The important thing to remember when creating your CV is to keep it relevant to your industry.
For creative roles your imagination is your boundary, however for more professional and corporate roles opt for clean layouts and simple designs (which can still be very creative).