From visual resumes to using the perfect template, there are lots of approaches to choose from if you want to try to stand out from the crowd when applying for a role. Some candidates like to really go the extra mile — one animator built an interactive game based on his skills and experience, while a marketing professional impersonated a delivery guy to hand out "doughnut-box resumes" to his prospective employers.

“In real life, strategy is actually very straightforward. You pick a general direction and implement like hell.”—Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric