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100+ Creative Resumes Examples for Inspiration

If you are looking to get a new job, then you should see the following creative resumes that we have collected. Creative resumes are very popular among people looking for a job. As when it comes to job hunting, the first thing that comes to our mind is a making a resume that outshines other people’s resume. And when we think of creating a resume, we mostly think of something that is clean and contains detailed information that can impress any employer on a given day.

So, if you are artistic in nature, you can do hundred plus things, this not only will show your creativeness but also willingness to work.

In this post, we are showcasing the 100+ creative resumes that will set an example for people looking for some inspiration. Some of these resumes are used by the public while giving an interview, and some of them are only concepts.

Also see: Interview Question and Answers & How To Write A Cover Letter.

We welcome people to drop in the links to their resume so that everyone can see what could be achieved with this art of creative resumes making.

Resume by XiruXiru

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In this creative resumes, the designer has used different fruits along with the caption “Full of Vitamin Creativity”. This gives an appeal to it.

Infographics resume by Chen Zhi Liang

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Resume by Riccardo Sabatani

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Infographic Resume-Free PSD by Rob Hendricks

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Resume by Jonny Rocket

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This is a great CV that played a great role in the author getting the job and attracting attention from several hundred applicants.

Resume by Rei-pash

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An excellent background texture coupled with a spotlight effect leads to an outstanding backdrop for this CV.

Resume by Ashley Spencer

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 Giuliana Castelliti’s creation

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Creative Resumes by John Doe

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Pau Morgan’s Resume

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Resume by zxcxvxc

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The paint splash in this resume shows the creative side of the artist.

Pat Schlaich’s self promotion mailer

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Pernille Posselt Resume

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John Henry Does’ professional resume

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Novisurjadi’s Me, Myself Curriculum Vitae

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Brazilnut’s resume

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This resume has been made attractively with lines, with the logo merging exceptionally.

My resume/CV by Joao Andrade

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Gary Corr-Infographic CV

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Free creative resume template PSD

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Life Chart Resume

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This is the author’s first take at visualizing normal tasks. It also showcases important events of the last 20 years.

Typograhy Resume by mac 1388

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The name centerpiece in this resume is something unique.

Leonardo Zakour’s work

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This is the personal project for the promotion of the author as a graphic designer.

Tai Hsiung Huang’s self promotion

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Minimalistic Resume Template PSD

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Resume by Arianedenise

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My Resume by darthkix

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This has beautiful colors, plenty of information and nothing over the top.

Giorgi Bou’s Resume/CV

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Eyad Hussein

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Modern creative resume template

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53 Responses to 100+ Creative Resumes Examples for Inspiration

  1. Gazz June 10, 2011 at 10:39 PM #

    These are great, as there are large numbers of people competing for vacancies this could help give you the edge over the rest. They should grab the attention of the employers and get your resume seen. Excellent idea, thanks

  2. Haley June 11, 2011 at 7:01 AM #

    Great list of creative example.I think we should learn this. They should grab the attention of the employers and it is easy for you to become an candadite at their office soon.

  3. Adam W. Prillis June 16, 2011 at 3:09 AM #

    Loving these resumes, creative, very creative.

  4. Steve Y June 28, 2011 at 12:57 AM #

    I love these resumes! I just wish that I could be as creative as some of these people are. But I love my job anyways.. :)

  5. Dave Matthews September 18, 2011 at 7:40 PM #

    Loved all the different creative resumes. However, I didn’t see any examples for Engineers. Here is a link to my first try at a creative engineering resume.

  6. Abhijeet October 4, 2011 at 5:51 PM #

    This blog is really remarkable. Thanks for sharing this great stuff. Keep sharing more useful and conspicuous stuff like this. Thank you so much.

  7. Brianna October 4, 2011 at 7:27 PM #

    59 is extremely creative, and I am inspired to make one like this. It gives me a good understanding of the character…But the picture is a little too pompous. I really like them all.

  8. Jade Sitjar October 11, 2011 at 4:33 PM #

    Wow. I’m seriously considering redesigning my resumes. Thank you really for the this idea! Nobody here in my place has done it. And i think i should be the one to start it.

  9. hank October 19, 2011 at 4:42 PM #

    Yep most of these are really interesting and creatively done resumes but, in my opinion, they will only work if you’re looking for a job at an advertising or design company (the T-Shirt resume probably won’t net you a job anywhere…legal).

    If you’re in the IT however (or Engineering), and you’re thinking of sending this kind of resume you’d better think twice. Especially if the company is known for being rigorous and strict (I wouldn’t send this type of resume to Huawei or some German based company).

    On the other hand if the position for which you’re applying requires creativity I think that sending this kind of resume will greatly improve your chances (if it’s nicely done off course).

  10. Someguy October 20, 2011 at 10:20 PM #

    I disagree with the guy above me, I would defintely apply for any kinda of job with any kind of resume you showed us. I think I might replicate #90 for for the teaching job I’m after.

  11. CrazyGadgets October 26, 2011 at 11:57 PM #

    Your work and your time invested in these posts is important for us, your readers.
    “T-Shirt Resume” was very funny.

  12. Mateus M. November 11, 2011 at 5:31 PM #

    Great post! Dou you can see my C.V.?
    http://mahtheuz.wordpress.com/2011/11/06/curriculum-vitae/

  13. exercise ball chair November 21, 2011 at 1:42 AM #

    I love your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you create this website yourself? Plz reply back as I’m looking to create my own blog and would like to know wheere u got this from.

  14. fsdfdsrewrewr November 28, 2011 at 5:58 AM #

    Christian Louboutin are so popular, Designed for the charming , women who likes to be a few steps ahead of everyone else,Every girl who owns this beautiful are sure to have others green with envy. For the lady on the go who wants to travel around in style of , Christian made the “Dordogne” for you with . Buckle yourself into this platform peep-toe in the morning and stride around the city all day long with ease. The sexy here for you.

  15. Marc Richter December 4, 2011 at 4:51 AM #

    Is this how graphic designers have to apply for jobs now? Wow! Glad I am in boring operations management. Kudos to those who can put these together!

  16. Goedkoopste Prepaid December 9, 2011 at 12:00 AM #

    Very nice resumes, but i don’t think it is clever to use these for all jobs!?

  17. megha December 14, 2011 at 7:48 PM #

    awesum collection.. loved it..!!!!

  18. Sansar Singh January 6, 2012 at 4:37 PM #

    great formats

  19. Luke January 24, 2012 at 8:04 AM #

    I was a annoyed by the title “100 Most Creative Example Resumes”

    I almost didn’t enter the site because of it – wild claims remind me of spam.

    I did find the examples useful.

  20. Dheeraj January 25, 2012 at 8:00 PM #

    Really awesome resumes format I ever seen But I am looking for attractive resume samples for freshers.

  21. Tan Colonel January 31, 2012 at 8:20 PM #

    Here is another one. Not just a resume… a whole application stategy with follow up and “guerilla” follow up: http://www.petunjasjourney.wordpress.com
    A plant in a withering condition builds the base of the application. I like the sprout growing part the most :o)

  22. sman February 21, 2012 at 4:03 PM #

    nice collection. thanks

  23. Anony March 9, 2012 at 6:00 PM #

    There are a lot of really bad ones in here… Some are great, but others are plain garbage. Being “original” doesn’t necessarily make it good, as 99 proves for example. Readability is the most important aspect in a resume yet I didn’t even want to start reading 99.

  24. huhucafe March 14, 2012 at 4:42 AM #

    Is this how graphic designers have to apply for jobs now? Wow! Glad I am in boring operations management. Kudos to those who can put these together!

  25. Lesly Jongens March 21, 2012 at 3:46 PM #

    I really got inspierd by these resumes and made my own creative resume. You can check it in my blog: http://phunctastic.blogspot.com/2012/03/creative-resume.html

  26. Mortizs April 3, 2012 at 5:26 AM #

    Let me show you my ‘alternative’ CV http://prezi.com/o0kvwurh8rce/alternative-cv-maria-ortiz/

  27. Stef May 23, 2012 at 12:34 AM #

    Fantastic stuff.. well done! Cheers 4 sharing, peace from switzerland, welltea.

  28. Sumit July 5, 2012 at 11:10 AM #

    I will give my rating to 18th resume you mention. thanks for this creative example of resumes.

  29. Evandro July 13, 2012 at 11:58 PM #

    Very creative models, lol. Designs are fantastic and deserve all the applause possívels these guys.

  30. Proposal July 24, 2012 at 8:48 AM #

    There are a lot of really bad ones in here… Some are great, but others are plain garbage. Being “original” doesn’t necessarily make it good, as 99 proves for example.

    • stoirin July 16, 2013 at 3:14 PM #

      I have been in the position of hiring writers for ad agencies and also form internal creative/marketing departments for major international agencies. First of all, most people still have to apply online — and I many of these resumes could not be scanned by the hr dept software — which means you can’t even get in the door, because hr has to see them first, and then gives ME the ones they have pulled out as matching and appropriate. Secondly, if it came to me directly, I would find it REALLY irritating to have to “follow the yellow brick road” or go blind trying to follow something like #46 or #48. I would, quite frankly, throw them in the trash. Some of these are clean and attractive and colorful and eye catching. But my job – -and the job of my department — is to communicate information as quickly and clearly as possible to my target audience. The majority of these make it far more DIFFICULT for me to understand what the person’s experience and skills are — in other words, it’s a bunch of narcissistic masturbation, really. If it’s not clear and attractive and easy to understand at a glance — you’ve removed yourself from the competition. Maybe if you’re looking for a job as a fine artist…but ones like #80, #96 are just embarrassing (look like someone who’s 12 designed them — and a PHOTO?! never!) ; 80, 90 (REALLY?!) and #64, #67 — eeesh! And does #74 really think that a busy person has any interest in trying to decipher whatever this is? Into the trash it goes! I would FAR prefer a plain resume that is easy to read and easy to understand at a glance to most of these annoyingly overdesigned misguided attempt at…whatever. Far too many of these actually serve only to prove to me how terrible their sense of design (and how great their lack of taste and understanding of commercial communications) is. Presumably, that isn’t the goal?

  31. Cole July 25, 2012 at 12:01 PM #

    They say if you can’t take criticism then you’re in the wrong field when it comes to design. I speak from experience when I say that there are many GOOD examples in here. However, there are a ton of examples that I’d steer far far away from.

    I won’t single any particular one out but here are some things to think about. The goal of visual communication is to what..? “illustrate a message”! Here are some things that get in the way of that. 1. Wordy or hard to read text. 2. over the top complex graphics. I say this one especially because you want potential employers to what?…”read about you”, and complex graphics all over the place is too much to keep someone’s attention.

    One other thing, I notice everyone is sticking to the typical letter size format. I’ll just say this, it’s okay to break the rules.. By the way, the best “looking” resume in here is a tie between #82 and #63. Clean and inviting conceptually, flows easy and easy to read.

  32. zacsky August 4, 2012 at 10:14 AM #

    Nice Collections. I will be featuring this site on one of my post.

  33. vidya September 8, 2012 at 1:48 AM #

    AWESOME IDEAS.I’M SURE MY RESUME WOULD ALSO TAKE A PLACE HERE.AFTER I HAVE DONE IT

    • stoirin July 16, 2013 at 3:17 PM #

      Mostly TERRIBLE ideas, with a couple of interesting ones thrown in. I’ve been in marketing and advertising for 20 years. Most of these, if they came across my desk, would go straight into the garbage can. They’re the kind of thing that SCREAMS “I’m in art school and I have NO understanding of the fact that commercial art and fine art are two different things…hire me, and you’ll be saying hello to temperament, ego and trouble from someone who doesn’t understand what we’re here to do…”

  34. Hannah September 13, 2012 at 1:09 PM #

    I vote for #76. Curriculum Vitae by Arbrenoir!!!

  35. Your Dear Employee December 3, 2012 at 3:24 AM #

    Another original resumé… But Online this time =)
    Enjoy!

  36. Anna January 19, 2013 at 11:31 PM #

    54 Hailey Thorne is geniuos – my favourite and also 48 Branko Vukelic is phantastic.

  37. Shekhar March 6, 2013 at 4:14 PM #

    I loved 16. michael ferrow which was just amazing. Trying now to build my original resume for web.

    • Peter March 11, 2013 at 7:59 PM #

      Thanks for the ton of great ideas. I love 48.

      Great combination of readability and creativity.

  38. Arfan March 22, 2013 at 12:40 AM #

    Hey !! Great post, i find something link that. It’s really helpful for me. Thanks

  39. Rauf Arshad April 9, 2013 at 5:00 PM #

    Michael Anderson a genouis resumes most creative one he made , all the other 99 are superb awsome

  40. Myhox April 22, 2013 at 8:18 PM #

    Thank you for sharing long list of evergreen creative resume. I rally appreciate for this listing.

  41. sonika May 8, 2013 at 4:21 PM #

    I have designed my own resume and if wanna check it out or wants its template go to the following link of my blog
    http://gotitrightfinally.blogspot.in/2013/05/creative-resume.html

  42. Mikaila Barber May 16, 2013 at 11:11 AM #

    http://www.behance.net/gallery/CV/7145693

  43. Marta Castresana May 29, 2013 at 12:23 AM #

    Hi everyone! i loved this article, actually a mix of all gave me the idea of my new cv…. Is also very #creative… I hope you all like it, and get also ideas of it.

  44. Impigrum July 27, 2013 at 9:26 PM #

    Awesome examples! Thanks a lot, cause it was useful for me as I am setting up my own portfolio, cv and resume before I graduate!

  45. Yogiraj Mishra August 12, 2014 at 12:00 PM #

    Great all of them but 14th one was more adorable. Great and inspirational all of them :)

  46. Anna August 13, 2014 at 10:41 AM #

    Those were quite some graphics! One for every possible vocation I can think of! Thanks for the ideas!

  47. Ed August 16, 2014 at 2:39 PM #

    Outrageous resumes. Super creative and wonderfully entertaining.

    But did any of them elicit an interview and ultimately an offer?

  48. Coolmunicator September 28, 2014 at 8:20 PM #

    You missed this one!
    behance.net/gallery/20087421/Unconventional-Cv

  49. Emma May 21, 2015 at 7:07 AM #

    Some really nice ideas. Goes to show that you can deviate from the usual CV layouts. I think that having a CV that catches a prospective employers eye could be a deciding factor in some cases.

  50. AK Bansal May 22, 2015 at 5:58 PM #

    Great Post. I love this.

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