When a Creative Resume is Over the Top

I frequently advocate using design strategies in a resume to make key information stand out. This may mean using bold typeface, shading, or adding a chart that illustrates the business impact you've achieved in past positions. And certainly professionals in creative fields such as graphic design, culinary arts, and entertainment may be able to push the boundaries of resume design even further.

Even considering all the advantages of creative resume design, a recent post on Mashable, titled 9 Dynamic Digital Resumes That Stand Out From the Crowd, left me thinking that the resumes shown certainly stand out, but for all the wrong reasons. Here's why.