I want to restructure my resume so that the first page displays a hierarchical tree of qualifications. My goal is to advertise myself like a tradesman who lists what he can do on the side of his van rather than using a list of employers in the descending chronological order and then the potential customer (AKA employer) has to fish out your credentials by scanning each employer listed. I also think that this approach puts me and my skills in the foreground rather than who I worked in the foreground and let me be evaluated by who I worked for.
I still plan to list the employers but give a much briefer description of each job as I would like to put less emphasis on that than on my actual skills that I'm bringing to the table.
Considerig that I am breaking the convention but also considering that I want to weed out conservative employers who do not appreciate doing thing innovatively, is this a good idea? If not, can you suggest a compromise but something that in format differs from traditional resumes? My aspiration is to market myself as a contractor who comes in, does the job, and leaves, and as such, I want to differentiate myself from the get-go, i.e. the first kick in the door.
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