In our recent post about Dawn Siff, who credited her 6 second Vine CV with helping her find a job, we wrote about the importance of making an immediate positive impression. But how far should you go to give your CV visual impact?
Whereas the traditional CV is a sheet or two of paper in plain old black and white, some job applicants have taken matters into their own hands and opted for some novel approaches.
In some cases, particularly where the CV style is relevant to the position they’re applying for, these seem to have been successful; in others, they may not have got the job, but at least they got a few laughs!
Here’s a list of some of the more unusual CV formats we’ve come across:
Web Product Manager Philippe Dubost thought that a mere human being wasn’t enough of an attractive prospect to potential employers, so he decided to sell himself as a product on a mock Amazon webpage. With a list of his most impressive traits right under his picture, and a customers’ review section, for references from his past employers, who could resist? Continue reading “Creative Unusual CV Ideas that Stand Out” »