Most resumes are boring. Not that people lack the aptitude for it. But, deviating from the accepted way of doing things can be seen as a sign of immaturity. We want to play safe: even at the expense of being boring. After all, who wants to make the first bad impression! However, I strongly disagree. If you want big rewards, you got to take big risks. It pays to be different. Remember, the resume is you first change to tell the world who you are. Make it count.