What’s a Prezime?

Alright, now I’m sure you all know what a resume is.  In fact, some of you may have had to write a resume when you applied for admission or for some of your classes.  How many of you used a template from Microsoft?  Be honest.  Now, how many people do you think use that template on a daily basis?

Let me first say that there is nothing wrong with the templates you find on Microsoft.  They are efficient and put the information a future employer would like to see in a format they are familiar with.  Familiar.  Do you pay attention to things you’re already familiar with?  Do you want an employer to simply skim over your resume because he/she already knows where the information is?  I don’t!

So here is an alternative.  It’s called a Prezime.  Instead of the traditional one page resume, you take all of the same information and put it into a Prezi Presentation.  It adds color, animation, and a bit of flair to introduce you to your next possible employer.

WARNING: Know your audience.  A Prezime is not perfect for all occasions.  If you want to be a teacher, great!  Try a Prezime.  If you want to be a lawyer, you might want to stick with tradition.  As long as you are cognizant of the position you are applying for, you should be good to go!

Prezime Example