At the beginning of this year, I had two jobs. By March, however, I had quit one and been informed that I was, for all intents and purposes, being laid off from the other. While this wasn’t a huge surprise, I was still pretty disappointed – time to start the job-hunt again. I brushed up my resume, pulled all my references together, and got started searching. As I applied and attended job fairs and the like I started noticing a disheartening trend, however. I’m graduating in May with a degree in music composition, but applying for technical jobs. More than I once, I was turned down without further consideration as soon as the recruiter got to the education section of my resume.
Rather than be coy about my education, however, I’m combining the fact that much of my applying for jobs happens online with my resume into a visual resume that offers all the same information while show-casing my design and visualization abilities.