The most creative CVs inspired by Google, Facebook, Vine, Amazon and Ebay


By Jennifer Faull, Deputy Editor

August 2, 2013 | 4 min read

Jobseekers are becoming ever more imaginative when it comes to pulling together a CV for the creative industries. The latest to be applauded for his efforts is Chris Lui, a would-be copywriter who created his own search engine, kind of, called Luigle. When employers go to the Luigle page, it appears as if they have searched for Chirs Lui on Google. All the usual tabs you find on top of a standard Google search have been changed to link through to key CV information. Click Gmail and you can automatically send him an email. Click News and you’re taken to his Twitter feed. The search results also link through to his LinkedIn profile, YouTube page and blog.The Drum has pulled together a roundup of some of the most imaginative CVs out there, in case you’re on the job hunt and feeling inspired to upgrade your own. The Vine CV

The Google CV

The Best Google CVs from Chris Lui and Eric Ghandi

The Amazon product page CV

This Amazon inspired CV was created by web developed Philip Dubost. It looks exactly like an amazon product page, only Dubost is the product being sold. He uses the ‘product reviews’ space to offer more information on his previous positions - giving himself five stars in each of course. When you click ‘Add To Basket’ you are taken to an email popup and to add a review of Dubost you are linked through to his LinkedIn page where you can offer a recommendation.

The Facebook CV

Sabrina Saccoccio used the familiar Facebook template to give her CV a creative edge. The journalist even included the Comments Wall as a way to include references from past employers and all of her previous experience.

The Ebay CV

Perhaps inspired by Dubost, Sonya Williams’ Ebay CV attracted a lot of attention. However, the lab technician was only selling herself for $0.99, but does says that she has “no defects, wear or tear”.

The Newspaper-ad CV

While many others have gone down the digital route, graphic designer Chuck Lay went for a more traditional approach when he created this CV based on a newspapers’ wanted section. Rather than email however, employers could tear off a contact slip and sent it to Mr. Lay.

The QR-Code CV


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