12 Of The Coolest Most Creative Resumes We have Seen

We write a lot about resumes — what to do, what not to do.

But these rules are generic advice we compile from career experts, and — depending on the industry — sometimes the more personalized and creative you are, the more likely you'll get noticed in this competitive economy. 
So, we've also presented to you a lot of creative resumes.
Taking a risk on the design and format of your resume can sometimes lead to unexpected results. Chris Spurlock posted his resume on the internet, and its viral success got him a job at the Huffington Post.
"We couldn’t resist hiring him after seeing his amazing infographic resume,” Huffington's Arianna Huffington reported to Poynter in a press release.

 Here are a few more creative resumes we couldn't help but share:

Omondi Abudho was inspired by a daily routine. 

Omondi Abudho was inspired by a daily routine.
Omondi Abudho is a Kenyan art director and photographer who is well-known for his photography, but has also picked up quite a bit of attention from his resume.
He was inspired one day when he was making a routine purchase.
"Believe it or not, I got the idea while buying a pack of coffee. Java Coffee, one of Kenya's best, to be exact."
He designed a resume that potential employers could cut out and fold into a box, complete with creative "nutrition" facts. The result was immediate.
"As we speak I have three very good job offers from top agencies in Kenya... [I] am actually spoiled for choice!" he says.

Simone Fortunini modeled his impressive resume after Google Analytics.

Simone Fortunini modeled his impressive resume after Google Analytics.Currently an online marketing manager, Simone Fortunini recently created a resume that actually looks like a Google Analytics page. Fortunini tells us that since his work experiences stem from online marketing and advertising campaigns, Google Analytics is a basic tool that those in his industry work with, and he wanted to create a resume illustrating his understanding in online marketing, graphic design abilities and HTML skills.
"My intent with this project is showing both the two sides of my professionality in digital: a good technological understanding and an online marketing knowledge," Fortunini says. "Trying to analyze my professional path like a 'web site performance' has been hard, but helpful to get an objective point of view about current achievements and future goals."
Under his "Experience" section, you can click on the different positions he's held on the left-hand side, which will then allow you to see more details about the projects he's worked on and the skills he developed in each position.

Kelly Weihs created a resume made to look like a Wild West wanted poster.

Kelly Weihs created a resume made to look like a Wild West wanted poster.

Kelly Weihs's resume stands out from the crowd thanks to its vintage, historical look.
"I wanted to have fun creating a resume that was different from everyone else," she says. "I love historically inspired design; for me it's just a lot of fun to look to the past for ideas.
She applied to her current place of employment using this resume, and immediately saw results.
"My current employer quite liked the resume," she says.

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