How To Break The Mold & Reinvent Your Resumé

Chris Javier Blog

To get great work, you have to get noticed. A curated collection of resumes and other self-promo pieces that break the mold and spark genuine interest.

 

It’s no secret that creativity matters. Yet when it comes to selling our own services – arguably the thing that matters most – we often set aside our creative superpowers, opting for a standardized resume instead.In an overstuffed job market, it’s more important than ever to set yourself apart. But how can you cram everything you do, know, and aspire to accomplish into a single page and create something memorable?The options are infinite, but the most successful examples we’ve found have a few qualities in common. They tell a story, inject personality while maintaining professionalism, demonstrate expertise in a relevant way, and – last but not least – pique the curiosity of their recipients.Here are 15 examples of resumes, portfolios, and promotional mailers that entertain and inform:

1. Victor Petit‘s QR Code/video CV

2. James Gosling‘s infographic resume

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3. Genevive Dennis‘ typographic resume

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4. Stuart Mayhew‘s infographic resume

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5. Riccardo Sabatini‘s editorial CV:

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6. Leonardo Zakour‘s CV website

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7. Sean A. Metcalf‘s printed pamphlet

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8. Charlotte Olsen‘s chocolate CV

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9. Ewelina Rosinska‘s portfolio package

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10. Menosunocerouno‘s packaging project for an imaginary client

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11. Greig Anderson‘s poster CV/mailer

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12. Rowan Toselli‘s woodworking portfolio

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13. Matthew Skelton‘s scanimated business cards

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14. Leo Jansen‘s newsprint CV/portfolio

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