A 20-year-old Ankita Chawla used her creative skills to create an out-of-the-box resume for herself using photo-sharing application Instagram.
Mumbai: Many young people struggle to get a job and become independent. Platforms like LinkedIn and Indeed have made job hunting easier but there is a big competition everywhere. Everyone has a dream job but getting noticed by that company is no easy.
Digital resumes are becoming a trend. A 20-year-old girl decided to make a digital resume for herself but using the unconventional way.
Ankita Chawla used photo-sharing app Instagram to build her resume. She turned her account’s photo gallery into a creative resume. She used her designing skills to make her resume and posted it as a 24-picture collage on her profile.
When Chawla was asked about the inspiration behind the idea, she said that while her friends were getting their first jobs, she was struggling to find one. She wanted to do something different to catch the employers’ attention to her idea and skills.
She spent about 60 hours in designing her creative resume and another five to execute her plan, according to a report in Indiatimes.
The out-of-the-box idea caught the attention of several companies. Chawla managed to attract Deloitte India who offered her the first job via Instagram. She is currently working there as a visual content creator.
When she was asked about the potential failure of her idea, she reportedly said, “I was a little skeptical at first because it wasn’t a traditional format that an employer is used to see. I knew my resume was a misfit among the other resumes that were going out and I knew that brought with itself a chance for failure and criticism but I eventually embraced it.”