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Saturday, July 09, 2005

nhl- Hop on the job Train

from Newsday (Sun. edition), Tom Rakoczy's resume reads like a bubble gum card. In fact, it actually is a bubblegum card.
In response to a help-wanted ad placed by the Islanders, Rakoczy designed his resume to look exactly like a vintage hockey card he had of former Islanders forward Bob Bourne. His picture is on the front, and his stats are on the back.
It's even in English and French.
"Just trying to open the door," Rakoczy said.
It worked. In November 2003, Rakoczy's resume stood out among a handful of inquiries the Islanders fielded for a creative services manager opening. By March 2004 he had the job. A little more than a year laterthe 35-year-old Rakoczy found himself designing another Islanders employment ad that drew more than 2,000 resumes, some as creative as his....more...