Years ago, many and what seems like many more years ago, I created a pop-up resume.
Don't laugh. Okay, laugh. It's seriously funny now.
At the time, I was feeling creative and unappreciated for it, and thought, hey, what would catch someone's attention more than putting myself in 3-D resume form, instead of the same ol' boring CV that everyone uses?
So I took my work experience, my theatre experience, my education, and a few lessons from a pop-up instruction book, and set to work.
My education was printed on a white paper mini "diploma", rolled up and glued to the Education page, threaded with red ribbon.
My writing experience was listed in a mini book pop-up, a separate page for each item of interest, a quick flip of the pages told the story.
My computer skills were written on small cardboard floppy disks and on a green bar paper printout scrawling from a cartoon computer, opening the page flipped up the floppies and spread out the paper.
Theatre experience? Behind the curtains of a small pop-up stage, the tiebacks of which were directional arrows.
There were 8 pages or so, the others forgotten to the dark cobwebby recesses of my brain.
I made out 4 copies, and sent them out to The Head of a Major Sketch Comedy Show, The Editor of a Mid-Sized Publishing House, The Head of Spy Magazine, and someone I now forget.
I only ever heard back from the Spy Magazine guy.
His letter was short, sweet and sour.
It said, "Love the resume. Have no idea how to use you."
I stopped making pop-up books after that. But I still have a soft spot for them.
So it struck me as funny, odd and tart like sour grapefruit, when I saw this video today. I could have done this. And so much more. Someone kick me for having missed this opportunity.