1. Bernadett Baji
While applying for a marketing position at the popular Hungarian wine distributor – Bortársaság, Bernadett’s friend Miklós Kiss came up with the idea of trying something other than the traditional paper resume. He then proceeded to turn Bernadett’s resume into a wine label, with her initials ‘B&B’ constituting the logo, her date of birth being listed as the manufacture date, and the rest of her CV neatly listed out as the body. The fantastic result got Bernadett the job that she wanted.
You can find more pictures of her resume here.
2. Vidar Olufsen
Graphic Designer -slash- Musician, Scott Mcfadden, believes in the power of design, and for him design is more than proficiency in navigating Adobe’s Creative Suite, which is clearly evident by his Guitar resume.
On why he chose to go with the unconventional route with his resume, he explains, “I’ve heard it said that you should treat your resume as a person. You need to think about how you might introduce yourself in person, and translate that feeling to your resume. With this in mind, I wanted my resume to show who I was; to introduce me, without physically being present.”
We couldn’t agree more.
You can find more pictures of his resume here.
3. Samuel Profeta
As a part of his final project on ‘Creativity and Innovation’ at Sao Paulo’s University Fine Arts Centre, Samuel came up with the idea of turning his resume into a Milk Carton.
“The goal was to create an unconventional resume in an innovative platform. All the informations about the student were placed in a cardboard package as if they were texts from a product,” he explains on his website.
The project was a part of his Graduate Diploma in Design Management.
Interesting, isn’t it? You can see more of Samuel’s resume here.
4. Rob Jervis
Job hunting can be frustrating, and what adds more to the pile is rejection. Tired of being rejected from everywhere he applied, Rob Jervis decided to up his resume game, and turned it into a box of chocolates. Literally.
Amongst the home-made amaretto ganaches, peanut butter cups, and oreo truffles, you can see Rob’s strategically placed resume.
In an interview with the Creative Bloq, Jervis says, “I handed these out to numerous top design and advertising companies in London and in Cambridge. Within an hour or two of receiving these, reputable companies were emailing me with the offer of paid internships and interviews and it was only 2 or 3 that didn’t reply.”
Rob finally ended with a 2 week internship, and was later offered a full time job.
5. Victor Petit:
Audio resumes have been the new effective thing for quite some time now, and Victor decided to add a quirky twist of a QR Code to stand out from other candidates, while searching for a job in the Communications industry.
“I realized during my previous job search that getting an interview at a communication agency is the hardest part of the process,” Petit explains on his website. “I tried to create a CV that would enable me to express myself vocally as soon as they read the paper version. The combination of a sheet of paper and a QR code felt like the best way to reach that goal.”
If you take a look at the video below, you’ll find that while one side of the paper consists of his typed up resume, the other side is a picture of Victor with a QR Code on his mouth. Once the QR Code is scanned, it reveals to be Victor’s mouth, that blends right in with the rest of his picture, and continues to read out his resume.
Which one is your favorite? Tell us in the comments!
Take a look at other creative resumes that we featured in the past: 4 Indians with the most creative resumes ever and 5 creative resumes that got people interviews at Apple and other top companies.