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By Todd Humber
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/20/2014

Best resumé ever?

CHICAGO — A 20-year-old university student hoping to land an internship at an advertising agency has come up with a creative resumé — she made a LEGO version of herself. “I wanted a fun way to stand out to agencies and get my resumé out of the trash can,” said “Leah” in a post on Reddit. She designed a miniature version of herself in her interview suit and created custom instructions that highlight her skills. Then, she put it in a box she created — customizing the boxes using the colours of the two agencies she wants to intern at — and sent it off. “While this LEGO kit is a fun way to (hopefully) get a call back from a recruiter or HR employee, the interview is where you get the job,” she wrote.

Worst resumé ever?