A CV is not merely a list of your previous experience and work. It’s the first opportunity to show what you can do; an example of your work in itself.
If the words in your CV claim you have attention to detail, the best way is to show it with a very thorough and well laid out CV. If you list communications as a strength, but your CV doesn’t show it, what will a potential employer think?
The same goes for roles requiring creativity. You can list it as a skill on your CV, but can you use your CV itself to show it? Here’s our favourite creative CVs we’ve come across or seen here at Zoek.
10. Donut try this at home.
Having trouble getting through to the decision makers at your dream company? Disguise yourself as a donut delivery man and your CV as a donut box and you can really get a foot in the door of any business. Lukas got 10 interviews this way…
9. Game of Thrones.
This candidate secured his interview with a Game of Thrones style email application, see the hilarious response below.
What do people like even more than donuts? Chocolate of course. This woman knew that chocolate would sweeten the deal. But first, for her potential new boss to get into the chocolate bar, her CV just happened to be creatively displayed as the wrapper.
7. Show your skills.
This young graphic designer tells a passionate story while displaying the graphic design and creative talent he possesses. Impressive.
6. Build it.
A CV should be child’s play, right? Leah Bowman thought so. She built an amazing first impression with a her own Lego toy, branding and packaging to show her ability to produce engaging and persuasive advertising.
5. Sell it.
Whenever we want something, we go to eBay right? Philippe Dubost showed his ability as a Web Product Manager by creating his own website and listing called Phildub, in eBay style.
4. Beer. Just beer.
If you needed a job urgently and had only 500 left in the bank, what would you do with it? Maybe a new suit and some professional CV advice? Adam went all in, making a billboard and a website. Desperate? Maybe. Creative and memorable? Definitely.
Sixty job offers later, he spent his first pay packet to thank the people that helped him to get it:
2. Google it.
Alec bought google adwords on the names of top creatives in New York. When they googled themselves, he had a cheeky message asking for a job as the top result. Targeting five people, he secured interviews with four which resulted in two job offers. Sound expensive? The total cost was $6.
This interactive resume by Robby Leonardi is perhaps the most famous and shared creative CV on the internet. Be sure to click here through to the full version: http://www.rleonardi.com/interactive-resume/, which is effectively a video game. What better way to show the skills in his field?
If you’ve got creativity, then show it in your CV. Creativity is one of the most sought after qualities nowadays so use the opportunity to present your CV to show it.
Unless you’re an accountant.
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