Do you need more than a plain regular old-fashioned resume to find a new job? Not necessarily, but taking your resume high tech can be worth the effort depending on the industry and job you're interested in.
A traditional resume is a simple document with your employment history, education history, an objective or a profile and your contact information. Nontraditional resumes include video resumes, infographic resumes, career-focused websites, and online portfolios. These types of resumes can help your job search if you use them effectively.
On the other hand, if you don't make a great impression they can cost you. Before you spend the time and energy to work on a resume that's much more than the basics, consider the pros and cons of using a nontraditional resume.
If you decide it's worth the effort, take a look at these examples of nontraditional resumes and tips on how and when to use one (or more) of them to boost your job search prospects. If you decide it's not worth the time, do be sure your traditional resume is carefully crafted. Here are my top 10 tips for writing interview-winning resumes.