There was once a time when every CV followed a relatively similar formula. It held basic information (name, phone number, address), employment history, relevant qualifications and one or two references to back up the information. Simple, straightforward, and effective.
In today’s market, however, the nature of the CV has changed entirely. With so much competition for jobs, it’s never been more important to make your CV stand out from the crowd – and with so much advanced technology available, there are a multitude of ways you can accomplish this. Check out our creative CV ideas that will dazzle any potential employer and help to bag you your dream job - whether that's as a top London PA, secretary, or receptionist.
The infographic CV
Infographics are hugely popular on the web right now – they’re a visual and engaging way to convey lots of complex information without masses of text and statistics. Creating an infographic CV is a fantastic way to show off some of your skills to an employer. It demonstrates that you’re creative and able to think outside the box, and if you’re a designer or artistic creative, it will also showcase some of your actual skills with graphics and other software.
Brochures have always been effective methods of advertising and providing extra information in a digestible format. So why not turn your CV into a folded brochure? With the wealth of technology available, and the amazing printing services that can be found through the web, creating your very own CV-style brochure or leaflet is simple, and can be highly effective when it comes to impressing potential bosses.
The video CV
Many recruitment agencies in London and further afield are now encouraging their candidates to create video CVs to help promote themselves and emphasise their relevant skills. Not only does the video CV give more of a glimpse into a candidate’s personality, it can show off some awesome technical skills that are desired in many industries.
The online CV
Sites like Vizualize.me (connected with LinkedIn) and About.me are a great way to create your own online CV and portfolio. It’s easy to make your online CV look aesthetically appealing without any graphic design experience – there are features where you can add skill trees, employment timelines, and charts to make your experience easier to digest. You can also add examples of your previous work without having to hand over a bundle of paper to an employer.
One of the most inventive CVs we’ve ever seen recently went viral – it’s an interactive CV in the style of a popular platform game. As you move the character across the screen, fantastic representations of the creator’s work history, qualifications and experience appear on the screen, and there’s a contact box at the end of the ‘level’ where interested parties can reach out. It takes a serious level of skill to create an animated, interactive CV of this standard, but if you have the ability, we say go for it!
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