Student creates a Lego résumé

Photo credit: Imgur, Pastlightspeed

Photo credit: Imgur, Pastlightspeed

You’ve been to the Lego store. You’ve watched the Lego movie. But have you seen the Lego résumé?

Last year, college student Leah Bowman created a Lego-themed résumé for an Account Services internship. Using Lego Digital Designer, Bowman created a Lego version of herself and placed it on her résumé.

Bowman’s résumé also contained “assembly instructions” that highlighted her skills and explained why she was the #1 choice for the internship.

After struggling to find a job, Bowman was determined to create a résumé that made her stand out. And stand out she did: her unique résumé went viral and got press in Adweek, Mashable, Mic, and even a Danish newspaper. Here’s what Bowman told Mashable:

Looking for a job can be a bit frustrating at times. I’ve applied for dozens of jobs and had a handful of interviews, but sometimes there’s just another candidate that edged you out. I know I’d be a great addition to any team, but I needed a better way to communicate that rather than just sending in a boring résumé.

Bowman is currently an Assistant Account Executive at Energy BBDO. I’m sure her creativity and her ability to think outside the box have made her a major asset to her company. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ll be making a résumé with Lincoln Logs.

Photo credit: Imgur, Pastlightspeed

Photo credit: Imgur, Pastlightspeed

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About David

I'm an aspiring writer and filmmaker in my twenties. I also run a blog where twenty-somethings share their stories and advice on beginning a career in this economy. Check it out at http://twentysomethingsblog.com

Posted on March 30, 2015, in News & views and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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