Every time we come across a creative CV or original application, it gives us a cause for celebration. We’ve already been given the opportunity to publish a few inspiring jewels, for example, these really creative job applications. In a previous article we revealed the greatest personal branding campaigns and the most creative CVs of 2014.
There were also some outstanding applications and creative CVs in 2015 and we’ve gathered the most successful creative applications from 2015 below.
Creative applications 2015
Application with personal branding and logo
We love the unique brand of Jon Ander Pazos. The application is aesthetically designed, thanks to the unique logo, and yet there is space remaining for the formal elements of the application such as the motivational letter and CV. The self-made logo can be employed on all elements of the application. It will automatically achieve a high recall value and thereby fix itself in the memory of the HR manager.
Collecting together all your application documents in a book, as Niketa Dodson has done, is so practical that we ask ourselves why this didn’t become a trend years ago. What’s more you could convert the compendium into digital form, as PDF pages. We like the fact that these applications tell a story to HR managers.
Contacting companies directly on the net
Nina Mufleh isn’t the first person to have used social media to make a public job application, and yet her candidature was so well-researched, unlike any other. The American had created a website with the name nina4airbnb.com and compiled a detailed business report for the company Airbnb, yet still, she didn’t get a job with her dream employer.
Airbnb showed interest publicly for her application, and she was invited to a job interview, however, in the interview it was quickly explained that she should not harbour any great hopes. She aired her disappointment in her blog eatwritetalk.com, spoke about her interview with Airbnb and summarized in a further report the positive results that her actions had brought the company. In the end the marketing expert found a post with Upwork, a platform for freelancers.
Minimalist infographic CV
We have already reported in detail on the phenomenon Infographic CV and examined a particularly fine example from Caroline Reiter, from Copenhagen, in 2015. The young multimedia design student had created an authentic CV in the form of an infographic.
An exceptionally creative application
We find the application documents of Christin Berger particularly original. From the business card to the envelope, every element of the application made by the designer from Denmark is in line with each other. The concept is remarkable and minimalist. As regards content, only the most relevant milestones and information are given. The whole application speaks for itself and underpins the talent of the designer.