Does a creative's CV need to be creative?
As the competition between candidates rises, is there a need for your CV to show your creative potential...
During my short time at Orchard so far, on a daily basis I get to see a variety of CVs that are distinctly unique to the traditional CV that I was taught to use in school.
More and more, especially within the design industry, people are making CVs their own, expressing themselves through the presentation and layout. However, it seems that making the right balance between creativity and the purpose of the CV is a tricky one.
A CV obviously needs to remain concise, informative and easy to read - the reader needs to be able to scan over a CV and be able to easily pull out the pieces of information that are relevant. Does a creative CV get in the way of this? Is it not the job of the portfolio to show creative talent and potential?
I think that due to the ever increasing competition between candidates, people feel a need to get their CV noticed and to make it stand out from the rest - and I'm sure that in the design world, that a nicely presented and original CV is definitely valued. So long as a good balance is struck, and the creative element doesn't overshadow the overall point of the CV, it does make more of an interesting read!
Here are some 'interesting' examples of creative CVs (found by the team @fluidcreativity