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17 Creative Resumes Designed to Stand Out

Barring bribes and nudity, potential employees need to do everything they can to stand out. What better way to demonstrate one's creativity than by applying it to a resume? Check out these 17 examples of CVs that likely got a second look from human resources. 

1. Ed Hamilton's Google Maps resume shows where in the world he's acquired his copywriting experience.

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2. Graphic designer Melissa Washin showed off her love of sewing with a fabric resume.

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3. While looking for a marketing job, Craig Baute designed this flowchart for prospective employers.

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4. Nicholas wrapped his resume around a chocolate bar.

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5. Robby Leonardi, an animator and programmer, made an interactive, online resume that looks like a video game.

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6. Philippe Dubost, a web product manager, built an incredibly detailed faux-Amazon page, where he was the featured product.

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7. Eric Gandhi's resume for a web design job resembles the Google "did you mean" page.

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8. Brian Moose made his case to Pixar via an elaborate vintage-style package.

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9. Aspiring journalist Dawn Siff caught the (short) attention of employers with a six-second Vine.

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10. Jordan McDonnell designed a slideshow about himself and his skills set to help him land a dream job.

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11. Victor Rodriguez got this idea while eating breakfast.

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12. Sabrina Saccoccio invoked social media with her Facebook-styled CV.

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13. Scott McFadden applied his skills to an acoustic guitar in the hopes of landing a design gig with Gibson.

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14. Jenny Johns used all the elements of a board game to create her resume. The "instructions" detail her experience and previous clients.

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15. Jon Ryder offered a prescription drug box that listed his ingredients as "creativity, originality, and typing."

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16. Photographer Jens Lennartsson folded his pictures inside this action figure box featuring himself and sent it to 400 potential clients. 

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17. Or just create a fake ID of the person doing the hiring.

This possibly apocryphal story appears in Luke Sullivan's Hey Whipple, Squeeze This: A Guide to Creating Great Advertising:

An aspiring ad student wants to get a job at one of the elite ad agencies. But interviews there are hard to get.

He cuts a picture of the agency's creative director from a trade magazine, mounts it on a fake driver's license, and laminates it perfectly. He tucks the fake ID into an old, tattered wallet and then puts small copies of his best student work into the photo holders.

Here's the cool part.

He visits the agency, asks to use the bathroom, and then abandons the wallet on the sink counter.

The wallet's "returned" to the desk of the creative director, and the kid's hired.

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Listen to What Darth Vader Sounded Like On the Star Wars Set
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The voice of Darth Vader, provided by James Earl Jones, is one of the most iconic aspects of the original Star Wars movies. But James Earl Jones wasn't the actor wearing that outfit—it was British actor David Prowse, who was cast in part because he was huge (reportedly 6'5" and a former body-building champion).

George Lucas always intended to replace Prowse's voice, but it's still a bit of a shock to hear a muffled British voice coming out of Darth Vader's helmet. Here's video showing what Darth Vader sounded like on the set before James Earl Jones re-recorded the dialogue.

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A New Roller Coaster is Whizzing Through Colorado's Rocky Mountains
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There are plenty of ways to explore the majestic Rocky Mountains, but few offer the adrenaline rush of the Rocky Mountain Coaster, a brand-new roller coaster that sends riders soaring along the range’s natural twists and turns.

As Urban Daddy reports, the Rocky Mountain Coaster recently opened at Copper Mountain, a mountain and ski resort that’s located near the tiny town of Frisco, about 75 miles west of Denver. Nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, the vacation spot is ideal for hikers, skiers, and mountain bikers. Now, visitors looking to enjoy the surrounding scenery without breaking a sweat can cruise for roughly a mile down to the resort’s high alpine Center Village.

The ride’s raised track “runs along the natural curvature of the mountain, with zigs, zags, dips, and 360-degree turns for guaranteed thrills,” according to a press release. Each personal car is equipped with manual hand brakes to control the ride’s pace, but the coaster does feature a 430-foot drop, so be careful with your phones while Instagramming the view.

The Rocky Mountain Coaster is open-year round, though it will initially mostly only be open on weekends. Solo rides cost $25, and a two-ride pass can be purchased for $35. (Resort guests get an exclusive discount.)

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