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Gone are the days when applicants could only "wow" employers with powerful cover letters and loads of experience. Now you have the opportunity to stand out against the competition by giving your resume a dash of pizzazz. Whether you go as far as reconstructing your resume's layout or simply use an interesting font, creative resumes are a growing trend amongst job applicants. Before you start Googling zesty templates, let us give you a crash course on creative resumes. Though opting for a more innovative format seems like a no-brainer, the phenomenon has its fair share of drawbacks as well....
Name: Rachel GogelAge: 26Job Title and Description: Design Director, GQ Magazine (Advertising); Instructor, School of Visual Arts; Founder, Creative Jobs.College/Major: University of Pennsylvania/BA in Fine Arts—Major in communication design; Minor in anthropologyWebsite: rachelgogel.comTwitter Handle: @rgogel What does your current job entail? Is there such a thing as a typical day?
After a long application season, you've finally landed the perfect internship. You'll gain valuable experience in your field, meet tons of potential mentors, and walk away with the ideal listing on your resume. Great, right? Not so fast... It's unpaid. Your summer may look like it's all nailed down, but it can be difficult or even impossible to support yourself without a steady income. Even if you can find a way to support yourself over the summer, what happens when you get back to school in the fall and realize your bank account is running low? You might want to consider picking up a part-...