Careers: Are Creative CV’s Effective?

Graduating students face a difficult task finding a job this year. Consider the following numbers!

Last year, 1.7 million students graduated from college. Jobs are being created at about 100,00o to 200,000 per month but not fast enough to absorb the 1.7 million students as well as the 5.1 million unemployed and the people changing jobs. (The Unemployment Paradox: Why Job Seekers, Employers Aren’t Connecting | PBS NewsHour)

Furthermore in the same Wall Street Journal article “only 49% of graduates from the classes of 2009 to 2011 had found a full-time job within a year of finishing school, compared with 73% for students who graduated in the three years prior ... 66% of students graduated with an average debt of $25,000.

To cut through the clutter, in other words, to get noticed and hired, job-seekers have become increasingly original with their curriculum/résumé. Apparently, some candidates are now including their klout score (Can your Klout score land you a job? | USA TODAY College).

Another recent development is posting a creative curriculum/résumé on pinterest. (Click on the image below to view creative cv’s on pinterest).

Will employers be "pinterested"?

So the question is: do these creative cv’s help find a job or not?

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