Every year we seek out the best creative applications from the past twelve months; 2016 was no exception in our search for the most original submissions. Creative applications that stand out from the crowd can improve your chances of getting that dream job by a considerable margin. As with our favourite creative applications from 2014 and the most creative applications in 2015, it’s not always only the most outstanding designs that win us over – original concepts and ideas are just as important. 2016 has produced some great applications by some very talented people; our four picks are briefly outlined below.
Étienne studied Architecture in France and Germany, and came up with a phenomenal video which he used to apply to architecture firm Bjarke Ingels, BIG. The video did the rounds in the industry, even reaching the renowned portal ArchDaily. Étienne tells us, “This video has been a giant step in my career. Of course it allowed me to kick the door of the office I wanted to work for, which was my initial goal, but it also opened me new unexpected perspectives, like making educational videos. The media attention was also a way to enhance my professional network.”Étienne Duval now works at BIG and we are equally thrilled by his creative online portfolio.
Science Fiction has always reflected our dreams and deepest worries about the future, new findings and technology. Scientists playing at being God, invincible robots from the future with the aim of changing the timeline and galactic battle cruisers crossing the universe are some of the stories of this genre. However others have focused on their effects on human relationships and society, rather than creating terrible technological monsters that threaten mankind. These prospects even show us how the labour market will be. So, let’s take a look at what they are trying to tell us about the future.
When was the last time your boss came over to your desk with a friendly smile and said: “Let’s talk about a pay rise“? For most employees, this is a rare occurrence – indeed it’s the stuff that dreams are made of. As a rule, it’s you who has to muster the courage to approach your boss and bring up this somewhat awkward subject. And that’s not the end of it. After all, they don’t call it ‘salary negotiations’ for nothing. A manager will seldom reward your courage and simply agree to your request. Instead, he or she will think up a host of good reasons why it’s a not a good time for a pay rise right now. So there you sit, with two options ahead of you: One: you hide your dissatisfaction as best you can and resign yourself to the idea that there’ll be no extra money coming into your account any time soon. Or two: you try to convince him. Only the second option has any prospect of success. If you’re asking for more money, however, you should choose your words carefully.
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