In a struggling economy with soaring unemployment rates, it can be tough to land a job these days. America's unemployed have been getting creative. It's more than just about having the skills to do the job; it's that little something that sets you ahead of the pack.

Graphic résumés are one way to make sure your application is not just glossed-over by a future employer. Such résumés animate your expertise with bold colors and creative designs. If you're looking for a way to stand out, here's 10 Rules for Creating an Effective Graphic Résumé. Now all you have to do is nail the interview.

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