Newspaper CV by Leo Jansen

How To Break The Mold & Reinvent Your Resumé

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. Hanna Phan‘s SlideRocket application pitch

10. Ewelina Rosinska‘s portfolio package

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11. Menosunocerouno‘s packaging project for an imaginary client

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12. Greig Anderson‘s poster CV/mailer

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13. Rowan Toselli‘s woodworking portfolio
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14. Matthew Skelton‘s scanimated business cards

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15. Leo Jansen‘s newsprint CV/portfolio

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What’s Impressed You? 

Do you have great examples of promo materials that you (or someone else) have created? Please share them in the comments!


To see more great resume & portfolio ideas, visit Behance.

Jenn Godbout

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Jenn is the Associate Director of Partnerships for Behance, working with clients like Pantone, AOL, RISD and Wacom. Prior to joining Behance, Jenn was the Sr. Marketing Manager for The Drake Hotel in Toronto. Say hello on Twitter
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