We are all familiar with the challenge of making a resumé. The competing goals surrounding resumé building appear to be in fundamental conflict. On the one hand, job seekers are pressed to reduce their experiences into quantifiable, coherent chunks. They also hope to manifest their specific personhood on the page. In both content and form, the resumé or curriculum vitae becomes a singular portrait of the job seeker's professional self. As the national wage gap steadily climbs and the creative industry rises in favour of industrial capital, the value of everyday citizens becomes inscribed evermore by their labour. For Hire explores the methods adopted by job seekers to vocalize their professional merit. For Hire is an exhibition of resumés accepted through an open call in March of 2013.