I used the standard Times New Roman, 12 point font for my traditional resume. I didn’t see any reason to deviate from this as most employers don’t want anything to fancy, and as it is a traditional resume it doesn’t need to deviate outside of conventional norms.
All I did here was change my traditional resume into things that would confuse a computer, such as bold faced text, headers, etc..if anything this needs to be more generic than my traditional resume.
I added a few things like I was on the rowing team in high school and that I was in the National Honor Society. Though I don’t know what effect those would really have on an employer as they happened so long ago they may be considered irrelevant. I added the myTravel application to my profile because I travel a lot. Probably 30 times a year with the amount of concerts I go to and I feel I could really connect with people through these trips. I have been as far west as Chicago this year and made it over seas to Amsterdam and London. I’ve made it as far south as Florida, and I plan to make it to the west coast at some point next year. I feel that a good way for me to build up contacts would be through people I have met around the country/world.
I didn’t really do anything special here. I was pretty nervous and it shows. It’s not like I broke down or anything but I couldn’t maintain eye contact with the screen. I basically just explained the two most desirable things about me to an employer – my education and my current job, and all I can do is hope that they are enough. I went through my “soft” skills, because like I said I was nervous for this and I didn’t really know what else to say. Maybe people will view it as more endearing than anything else.
I added a few pictures to important events and I threw in the fact that I was in England this year. I feel that my willingness to travel illustrates that I will be very flexible in future job applications. I stated that I will be graduating in 2012, but I have no idea what that means for my future.