How about using Emojis in a Resume?

Now that emojis have replaced a lot of words in our life, people are trying to use it in each and every aspect of their life. In a world where emojis are all the rage, you may be tempted to use emojis in a resume when applying for a job. But is that a good idea?

emojis in a resume

If you ask your career coach, he might say yes to it if you are applying for a creative job profile and not a serious one. For instance, an accountant cannot include emoji of $-eyes, but a graphic designer or a social media executive can use an emoji in a resume. Well, I would suggest you to stay away from emojis when drafting a resume, no matter what the job profile is. You don't want to take risk when it comes to appearing as a professional, even when you are applying for a really cool job in a really cool company.

The purpose of drafting a resume is to let the employer know about your professional achievements and your capability to do a job. Resumes are used only until you get to the first round of interview. Some employers might take it as a creative touch but rest of them will frown whenever they will see emojis in a resume. It might add an edge in some of the cases, but on other hand, it might totally sabotage your chance of being invited for the interview, let alone getting hired!

Here is an example of using emojis in a resume (This resume looks really creative, but it might prove to be mind-boggling for the hiring manager):

Dear ?,

I ? your job posting on Craigslist.com for a graphic ? designer role for your Tee (☕)-shirt (?) company. I’m really interested ? in the opportunity, so I’m attaching ? my resume even though it doesn’t include my extensive ☕-? folding experience.

I have experience working with the following things, which may help in creating an amazing website ? for your company:

? Site Animation

? WordPress

? PHP Coding

? E-commerce plugins

I ? forward to talking ? with you regarding how may I help you. Please call ? me ? on: ✋ ✌ ? ✋ ✋ ? ✋ ✌? ? (520-551-5231)

Thanks,

Claudia ☁  Black ?

For Those of you who didn't get it, here is the translation:

Dear Rose,

I saw your job posting on Craigslist.com for a graphic designer role for you Tee-shirt company. I’m really interested in the opportunity, so I’m attaching my resume even though it doesn’t include my extensive tee-shirt folding experience.

I have experience working with the following things, which may help in creating an amazing website for your company:

  • Site Animation
  • WordPress
  • PHP Coding
  • E-commerce plugins

I look forward to talking with you regarding how may I help you. Please call me on: 520-551-5231

Thanks,

Claudia Black

The way bullet points and contact number is mentioned is really epic, it shows how innovative Claudia Black is. However, I recommend not to do it when applying for a job. You do not want to risk a great job just because you want to display your creative side on a resume.

One Response

  1. Brian Kaszuba

    Can you confirm that people have already actually submitted resumes or cover letters with emojis? Or is this simply a cautionary tale.

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