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Woman creates awesome Lego-like self to go with resume

Elizabeth Bromstein|

Some people are so creative. File this one under ideas you wish you’d come up with.

An aspiring account service intern named Leah created a Lego-inspired model of herself to send out along with her resume to ad agencies – and it is truly inspiring.

On her Imgur account, Leah explains:

“I wanted a fun way to stand out to agencies and get my resume out of the trash can — I’ve always loved LEGO and I created this set to highlight my creativity, skills and initiative! It’s something I hope to be able to send out along with a job application…this is really only for agencies that are dream opportunities, but I tried to customize each one based on the agency’s branding and colors…One agency specifically requested a persuasive advertisement, so I made an 11×17 poster to “advertise” my miniscale me as well as my skills!”

I can’t imagine it will take long for this woman to find a job. And I agree with the commenter who said, “Psst: drop the ‘intern’ – you are more than qualified for a full time job. Reach for the sky.”

See another awesome resume here.

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  • http://about.me/davidalangay David Gay

    In this jobless recovery, companies have reduced the value of employees to something akin to a consumable product or service listed on an expense report. You use it until it serves no useful purpose anymore, then dispose of it. I find it bitterly ironic that those jobseekers who market themselves as Lego constructs and action figures perpetuate the corporate world’s myth that people are nothing more than things. I was horrified after I finished reading this article.

    I have been out of full-time work since 2010 and I’ve lost a lot. I’ve lost my financial independence, my career, my home, my friends, perhaps even hope and confidence in myself. Having said this, I still have my dignity and self-respect. I will never market myself like this in order to get a job, even if it means more years of unemployment. I’m not a thing, a product, or a service. I’m not an asset on a trial balance sheet. I’m a human being, with feelings, opinions, ambitions, and dreams.

    Accept me for who I am based on those terms.

    http://about.me/davidalangay