Creating CVs is hard work, especially when you are trying to add creativity to your resumes. You add, embellish then subtract and delete all over again.
During my job hunts I have created a number of creative resumes that have never seen the light of day, yet, of which, I am really proud of. Because they were sitting around my computer gathering digital dust I decided to publish my creative resumes list.
Creative resumes of me
This was one of my first attempts in creative resumes and actually adding creativity to my job applications. I chose the black wood and pastel blue combinations for, what I thought was, a deeper impact. I got quite a few design job offers, so it probably worked. (flat version)
This resume was tailored for just one job offer, so you must realize how much I wanted it. I seldom apply for jobs online, and I only do when the company is Facebook, Google or some other name that resonates. This CV got me through the door, but eventually I had to decline their offer. (flat version)
I designed this when I was living abroad. It was also a one-time gig, but I really liked the guy I was going to work with and I thought I’d better make an impression. And, I did. He later told me I was top of his choice as soon as he had seen how much work I put into this CV.
More to come
I still have a number of creative resumes left unfinished because I felt like working freelance gives me better opportunities and prospects for career change. However that may change, so I’ll add them here as they pop-up in my special Creative resumes folder.