Creative resumes: Would you hire this Lego lady?

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Would a tiny Lego person and matching promotional material help a resume stand out? Of course it would.
When Leah (last name unknown) was in the running for her dream job at an advertising agency part of the challenge was to create a “piece of persuasive advertising with you as the product” .
Instead of just a poster or brochure, Leah spent hours making a Lego brick version of herself, complete with business suit, and creating the packaging to go with it.
“I wanted to stand out to employers, so I made a LEGO set of myself in my interview suit and sent it out to my dream advertising agencies,” she wrote when posting the picture to Reddit.
While she hasn’t got an offer yet, Leah has already landed a phone interview.


What creative resumes have crossed your desk? How can a candidate stand out in the application process?

  • sarah gayer on 2014-03-27 12:14:37 PM

    The creative resume worked as she was trying to get a position in advertising but I do not believe it would work if she was to apply to a bank.

  • Laura on 2014-03-27 12:55:22 PM

    She did exactly what they asked her to do for the application, only she went above and beyond. I doubt she would have done this otherwise, or for another position.

  • Beth on 2014-03-27 2:11:20 PM

    I think it was an inspired way for the company to find out if the candidates were creative and how much they want the job, a good insight to the job and company for the candidates, and I think Leah has set herself up as a prime candidate to invite to the interview stage.

  • sarah gayer on 2014-03-27 2:46:07 PM

    Agreed but this is a way to also obtain a work sample from her to determine how creative she is before she is contacted by the company. Part of the assessment/screening process.

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