Northwestern University Student Makes LEGO Version of Resume

By Jon Graef in News on Mar 30, 2014 6:30PM

In a tough employer's market such as today's economic landscape, job-seekers must make themselves stand-out in as creative a fashion as possible. To that end, a Northwestern University student hit the motherlode of creative resume schemes by making a LEGO version of her resume. It's just as cool as you may have imagined.

Northwestern University's Leah Bowman, a junior who, according to Digiday, is a communications major with a minor in anthropology, said she created the resume "using LEGO’s free LEGO Digital Designer software and used a few other programs to design the product packaging and descriptions."

"I wanted a fun way to stand out to agencies and get my resume out of the trash can -- I've always loved LEGO and I created this set to highlight my creativity, skills and initiative! It's something I hope to be able to send out along with a job application," Bowman wrote on a blog post.

Bowman told Digiday that, "Agencies ask you to do all of these fun things for applications, but I also wanted to do something fun that I came up with myself and leave behind after a good interview, or send out to a select few places."

She also said that LEGOs were part of her family's Danish heritage. The toys originated from Denmark.

Bowman's LEGO resume got a huge amount of attention on Reddit, where she is a frequent poster.

Check out more of Bowman's work here.