Make a fashion statement with your resume

December 15, 2008 at 5:26 pm 2 comments

Kelley Kinney Resume Shirt

Kelly Kinney Resume Shirt

Los Angeles-based marketing professional Kelly Kinney is looking for a job. See her shirt for details.

According to CNN, she’s been looking for a job for a year and applying to 40 jobs every day. Then last week she got an idea after seeing a man wearing an “Unemployed” shirt. So she put her resume on the front of a shirt and her cover letter on the back. Now she hangs out at coffee shops and busy intersections trying to get the attention of potential employers.

She also has her resume on her car window and sent postcards to potential employers.

“If I can sell myself this well, I can sell your company this well as well,” she said.

Kinney has had a couple job offers, one was revoked after the employer said she was over-qualified. Another was for minimum wage and, according to Kinney, would not support her family.

Read the full story on

Too bad when I searched her on Google, I did not find anything other than her CNN story. No online resume. No blog. No LinkedIn page. No Facebook. No YouTube videos. All I found was a page on

Kelly, if you read this, come talk to me!


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Online marketing for job searches « Little Miss No It All  |  December 15, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    […] Online marketing for job searches Jump to Comments Just posted on my Resume Rehab blog about a woman who is looking for a job using a t-shirt with her …. […]

  • 2. Nick  |  December 24, 2008 at 12:52 am

    “If I can market myself this well”?

    I’m very curious: why would this qualify as a marketing success? I mean, granted, you’re getting eyeballs, but that’s kind of like a streaker at a pro football game asking for a prom date. You’re bound to get a few pervs who are interested but other than that…

    If you’d have marketed yourself well, you would be employed by now. The real trick is getting the right eyeballs to look.


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