Some employers really do want only a simple page of education and work credentials. But most would prefer to hire someone who can explain their accomplishments with greater depth. Create a slideshow-style "visual resume" to give your application a fighting chance.
Jesse Desjardins demonstrates the power of a resume uploaded to SlideShare instead of mailed as a PDF in a, well, a SlideShare, of course. It's embedded here:
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The biggest drawback, of course, is that if you make a boring, typical PowerPoint presentation about your credentials, you're likely doing more harm than good. But that's a challenge worth taking on for an interesting job you really want.