Sometimes its worth going that extra mile with your rsum. Sometimes. Other times, its probably best to stay traditional with your cover letter and curriculum vrit. The way you can usually tell is by using a bit of logic: does your future employer just need you to show up and complete tasks 40 hours a week without rocking the boat? Keep it simple. Will your future employer put you in jobs where your creativity and problem-solving could be important? Maybe add some spice.
An internet denizenwho goes by the moniker Mr. Deep Immersion was recently told by a friend that he should apply to Wizards of the Coast as a game designer for Dungeons &Dragons. Mr. Deep Immersion knew that he had the required skills, but was worried that a few simple lines on a piece of paper wouldnt get across his passion and creativity. Instead, he decided he would send his rsum inside a faux-stone tablet that needed to be broken with a hammer in order to access the rsum. The end product included in explanatory tablet, a chisel, and a custom-made box to make the whole 70-pound proposal look authentic, as seen above.
The project started with the 3D-printed pieces of the tablet that would eventually be used as a mold. The tablet pieces were glued together, primed with two-to-three coats of primer, and sanded down to make sure the surfaces were smooth.
The glyphs of the dragon, people, and the shattered tablet for the reverse side of the piece were 3D-printed and sanded smooth separately. Then, that side and the one with the text were sprayed with a layer of clear sealant to keep the final surface smooth.
A box was built and glued around these 3D-printed and sanded pieces to make the mold for the final pieces.
Silicon was put in and left to dry, creating the final mold (the picture was taken inside, but the molds set outside; do not work in improperly ventilated spaces).
Into the mold goes some simple breakaway plastic mixed with filler material to make it appear like everything was chiseled out of stone, not cast.
Since Mr. Deep Immersion suspected this rsum would be a hit, he cast three copies of each tablet. One to test break (just to make sure), and two to send. That way, the person who first opened the rsum by breaking open a tablet would have another tablet to give to the manager, boss, person-in-ultimate-charge.
The next step was to add some gold metallic paint to the raised surfaces for some extra bling.
The rsum itself was printed on hand-cut parchment paper and sealed with a custom wax seal, because of course someone with a home 3D printer would already have made a custom wax seal by this point. Hes obviously not a heathen.
Finally, Mr. Deep Immersion painted up a custom wooden crate to make it look like it should have been hidden by the US government at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark.
All and all, the rsum that ended up being sent to Wizards of the Coast weighed slightly over 70 pounds and didnt actually get Mr. Deep Immersion a job. Well, not a job at Wizards of the Coast, but maybe a job so cool he cant actually tell us what is is yet.
And apparently one of those doors did open, because the post was later updated with two more lines:
August has now passed without an update from Mr. Deep Immersion, but its probably safe to say that things are better for him if he doesnt have time to do extensive how-tos on his personal Tumblr.