1. Give this guy a job or he’ll hunt you down on a dark night
2. His next CV was somewhat more suspicious…
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3. You could package it up as a missing person milk carton
And send it in a lunch bag
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4. Or as a cereal box
Mmm - nutritious. Credit: Victor Rodriguez
5. In fact, packaging seems pretty popular
This Kenyan art director and photographer got himself a job at a marketing company.
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6. Appeal to the recruiter’s sweeter side
This tasty treat got the creator a job, according to a post that went viral on Reddit.
7. Become HR’s favourite person ever
Your future employer can have their cake AND eat it. Credit: Zappos Blogs
8. Feeling a bit washed up? Send a CV in a bottle
MT recommends packing it in a crate to avoid broken glass.
(Make sure you’re not literally stranded on a desert island if you want an interview)
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9. Or on a bottle
10. This one takes some nifty folding
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11. As does this fold-out CV
Greig Anderson now has his own design studio, Freytag Anderson.
12. Lego fish CV anyone?
Digital media strategist Kendra Wiig put her CV in the jaws of this Lego angler. Sadly, it wasn’t enough to get the job with the company, which was working on a Lego-themed game.
13. Perhaps a battered travel theme takes your fancy
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14. Some CVs are just downright attractive
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15. So attractive their creators end up making other people’s CVs
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16. This guy also designs other people’s CVs now
Rick Mundon originally made this one for a friend.
17. Tbh you’d expect a graphic designer to be good at what they do
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18. So good that they can make not one, but FOUR awesome CVs
19. Yeah, they’re pretty good
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20. Make your CV flow
This flow chart secured Craig Baute an interview with Apple without even applying.
21. Turn it into a slideshow
22. Cool, if a bit creepy
23. But this interactive game is our favourite. It might just be the best CV ever
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24. Google it
This search-themed CV got Eric Gandhi an interview at Google. He’s now a product designer at e-commerce software company Magento in LA.
25. Map your experience
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Philippe Dubost made his CV into an Amazon page, complete with ‘product reviews’. He racked up 1.5 million views, 150 job offers and a role at New York start-up Birchbox. MT might ‘add him to its wedding registry’.
Unfortunately it was 2008 and the global economy had just fallen off a cliff, so the director of CBC Radio 3 Steve Pratt, who later blogged the CV, couldn’t offer Sabrina a job.
28. A stitch in time may save an interview or nine
Melissa Washin, a graphic designer, got the first job she applied for at the end of college.
29. Wear your CV on your shirt
Could be seen as desperate, but these guys look pretty happy.
30. And finally, probably the most bizarre CV ever
Even if you won’t give this guy a job, give him credit for a) being one helluva brony (male fan of My Little Pony) b) potentially being real. Credit: Joseph Redmon