While all of us were busy surfing social media through memes, a 20-year-old came ahead and created her Insta feed a resume – an Instagram resume!
Ankita Chawla, an influencer of Instagram, has lifted the bar to apply for employment with 17.5 K supporters. A digital resume is turning into a trend and this girl decided to use the unconventional way to create a digital resume for herself. She turned the photo gallery for her account into a creative resume. She used her creative abilities to make her resume and posted it on her profile as a 24-picture collage.
She produced an Instagram-resume for prospective employers to display her skill set and has been hired at Deloitte India as a content creator. She spoke of this creative approach,
“I remember that we had returned from our internships and most of my colleagues talked about the locations they were going to attend because they had received pre-placement offers. And I remember feeling awful sitting there because I was unemployed… I scrolled through my feed in one of these dull lessons. That’s when I realized I need to do something differently if I need to get my employers ‘ attention.”
The ideating portion of the resume took about 5 hours, while it took about 60 hours to execute and illustrate it. When asked about her idea’s potential failure, she reportedly said, “I was a little skeptical at first because it wasn’t a traditional format that an employer is used to seeing. I realized my curriculum was a mistake among the other resume that was going out and I realized that brought with it an opportunity of failure and criticism, but I ultimately embraced it.”