1. THE FACEBOOK FEED
We are all told Facebook is the new resumé and like it or not employers will go and discover your page. But Sabrina Saccoccio took this caveat to the next level! She brought Facebook to life! Using the Facebook variables, she neatly organizes her core competencies, skill sets and professional experience in a format we are more than familiar with. She even adds a cool touch in the end where she gets endorsements from key contacts in the form of Facebook comments!
2. LIFE IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES
"I handed out and emailed way more conventional CVs than I can remember, and got a response from about two or three of those," recalls designer Rob Jervis. "So I redesigned my CV and turned it into a box, learning how to make the chocolates inside as well (Oreo truffles, peanut butter cups, amaretto ganaches, etc)." LFH called Jervis up after receiving his chocolate-themed resume and offered him a paid internship, which led to a full time job.
3. MILKING ONE'S TALENTS
"I decided to create a MILK BOX with my CV on it, so I could send it to the agencies inside a 'Creative Lunch Box'," explains designer Miguel Rato. Utilising the ingredients to highlight his skills, such as 'High Calories for Photoshop' and 'Medium Calories for HTML and CSS', it's a genuinely innovative way to grab the attention amongst the pile of normal CVs. His milk box definitely stood towering!
4. MAP MY TALENTS
When copywriter Ed Hamilton was out of work, he decided to use an ingenious way to map his way into the plans of prospective employers.
Using Google Maps' My Maps feature, Hamilton mapped his resumé, using the customized pins to create personalised placemarkers, each captioned to highlight a certain aspect of his experience or skills. The simple yet outstanding design includes pins for where Hamilton lives, his interests, where he went to school and his previous employment.
5. WHEEL OF CV
John Mujica decides that the standard paper is too mainstream for the CV. Using a circular framework and themed as a ship compass or speedometer, he shows future employers his compass of skills that will direct them to the future.
6. TYPOGRAPHY AND GRAPHICAL ICONS
Playing around with word clouds, timelines, graphical representation and icons, Gershom Charig keeps it simple and clean yet manages to carry out a iconic and modernistic look to his CV that crystallizes key achievements and captures attention at the same time.
7. SHOWCASE YOUR PERSONALITY
Showcase your personality. Even though you may not be in the creative industry, you can still bring out your personality through the choice of fonts, icons or colours. Here, Syril Bobadila sense of creativity and playful enthusiasm shines through as she lets the pictures and illustrations send the powerful message to the audience.
8. FRAME IT SUCCINCTLY
Sometimes, simplicity is the glory of expression. Using a border is a good way to add colour and context to your resume. As Evelien Callens has done here, shes is able to frame her resume professionally and succinctly. A good blend of iconic representation and a minimalist approach.
9. BUILD YOUR OWN RESUME
Sometimes to capture the attention of your prospective employers, you need to blend in and show them you're part of the tribe! This is exactly what Leah Bowman did to capture the attention of Lego, building up her own model out of lego blocks to highlight her key skills, interests and achievements. The extra effort to really utilize and add value with Lego's products definitely won their hearts!
10. AIR CV
Nina Mufleh wanted so much to work for Air BnB that she mirrored her resume to the layout of the Air B n B website. She event went as far as doing a complete analysis of the company's achievements and sharing through her resume how she could help the company overcome their pain points. Full marks for going the extra mile!.