Having looked at thousands of CVs over my lifetime, and still looking at hundreds each week I am still surprised that more time is not put into the presentation, content, grammer, and believe it or not spell checks. A candidate’s CV is, in many cases, the very first impression a perspective employer will have of them and I would expect that anyone serious abut finding work would want to make as strong an impression as possible.
This week I thought I would highlight some CVs I have come across online who’s author’s clearly wanted to make a strong, if slightly unconventional, impression.
Here (above) Kevin Wang uses a tube style map. I know these may not suit everyone, but for me they are a refreshing glimpse of how CV’s could evolve.
Here Jonathan Kaczynski uses a tube map style. Maybe such a graphical representation of your career/ experience could or should be a introduction page of a 2-3 page CV as an attention grabber. On the other hand as a busy recruiter can you afford to spend the time to try and decipher these elaborate presentations when you may have dozens or even hundreds of CVs still to review. What do you think?