14 creative applications that stand out from the crowd
There are quite a few applications in the network, which are to excel in terms of creativity and ingenuity hardly. We have curated 14 examples of creative job offer for you.
It has always been so, that you had to stand in applications from its competitors – by qualifications, by experience, or simply by a certain occurrence. In the past, came not infrequently also the creativity factor to when it came out from the crowd – especially in the media industry. On the one hand, of course, because there is a certain degree of inventiveness is quite simply a prerequisite. On the other, because this profession has enormous popularity. Today, this course offers the Web.
Whether through websites, candidate videos, social media profiles, Scrollytelling formats or blogs – the way the Internet can communicate with the candidates their contents, are manifold. But it need not always be digital – as well as the last example demonstrates impressive.
Interactive Resume of Robby Leonardi
A particularly outstanding example, which has caused in recent years a stir, is the job application website Robby Leonardi , The New Yorker is a multidisciplinary designer who specializes both illustrations and animations as well as graphic design and front-end development. HR managers can navigate through different levels Leonardi as in a video game. The Game is like a resume drawn up, in which he refers to stations, work and awards won again. So they learn that he has won, among other things the “Net Award 2013” for the best online portfolio. How fitting!
An inspirational portfolio website has published the multidisciplinary designer Robby Leonardi.(Screenshot: rleonardi.com)
The game designer Marius Fietzek has sought the development studio Double Fine – in the framework of a self-programmed computer game called “The Applicant” ,The act stipulates that the player must perform an interview with Fietzek.Congenial is also because the game comes in traditional pixel graphics. Those responsible seemed to have fallen because the creative idea brought the developer one of his long-awaited place. Brand new but the approach was not: a similar game and Tim Schafer had developed, as has successfully applied at LucasArts. In gratitude for the submission Fietzek dedicated modeled in a continuation of a role.While Marius Fietzek it proclaims the good news that he has been set, Schafer comes into the room and chases him back to his desk.
“The Applicant” is a creative browser game that simulates an interview. (Screenshot: rickrocket.de)
“Jung, desperate, unemployed, looking …” – so you can imagine the kitchen acclamation, the Briton Adam Pacitti has chosen for his application. Not necessarily the best place to start to present themselves to an employer, you might think. Pacitti has however raised his almost piteous call very creative and strategic approach: He developed a website , Placed in a candidate video and invested his last £ 500 in a billboard in central London, to promote the site – a thoroughly enjoyable concept. This inventor wealth impressed: The trained “Media Producer” got about 60 solid jobs, as can be read, and decided at the end of a career as “Viral Producer” at KEO Digital.
Employ Adam makes on compassion. However, the full success. At the end of the new Adam Pacitti “Viral Producer” at KEO Digital was – one of many applications that has fallen us in the eye. (Screenshot: adampacitti.com)
Photo Gallery on Facebook
Brandon Kleinman sent his applications usually quite conventional and as required, however, the Americans a thing is aware that he can work for himself and gives him attention. As he rightly assumes namely, looking Personaler the social web for information away from the application documents. In this sense, he has a public photo album on Facebook uploaded that the seeker demands at least a smile, but hopefully leiert a job offer from the ribs. On panel paintings he describes his skills and why he is right for the job. Nice idea!
Brandon Kleinman know that recruiters search Facebook for information. (Photo: Brandon Kleinman-Facebook)
The worker as a commodity – sounds kind of creepy, right? The Frenchman Philippe Dubost has however raised this credo to a new level. In his job application of product manager and his skill has on a trailing Amazon Page offered. Where you actually the new “Homeland” would suspect squadron, shone the face of job seekers. Every detail, he copied the Amazon style. From the sharing buttons until the breadcrumb structure. Where else are customer reviews, Philippe has listed his previous workstations and Reviews old superior embedded wonderfully original.So much effort has paid off. The approach brought him 1.5 million visitors to the page and a job at Birchbox in Paris.
Philippe Dubost has knows as “product manager” how to market properly. His job application in the Amazon style went around the world. (Screenshot: phildub.com)
Google Please Hire Me
Last year also Matthew Epstein was looking for something unconventional for his dream job. The difference to the previously mentioned candidates: Matthew knew exactly where he wanted to go. Under googlepleasehire.me New York has the help of a candidate by asking for a marketing job at the most exciting employers in the Web – and proved a lot of humor. In the video he has used all his marketing skills in order to move itself in the right light: “I am a man with a mustache who brings even angels cry,” he boasts, among other things. Matthew had sent previously 20 applications and not even get a rejection. With glued mustache, his pants down and swagger to almost embarrassing levels but it has then partially folded: At least one interview, Google has offered him. But unfortunately it was not enough for a job with the search engine giant.
Matthew Epstein has applied fairly thick with its Google Video application and thus get the chance for an interview. In the end it was unfortunately not the dream job. (Screenshot: YouTube)
The Google Job Experiment
Alec Brownsteins Job Search you can already dub almost as awesome. With the certainty that every now and googling again even the Americans has switched for a paltry six dollars Google Ads on the names of the creative directors of his five favorite advertising agencies: and David Droga, Tony Granger, Gerry Graf, Ian Reichenthal Scott Vitrone. The idea thus: Once one of them googling his own name, spat out a Google ad. For example: “Hey, Ian Reichenthal – to google itself is fun.Hire me as well! “The creatives were thrilled and Alec had four interviews, and finally two job offers in his pocket. Slammed he then at the internationally known advertising agency Young & Rubicam in New York. A dream job.
“The Google Job Experiment” of Alec Brownstein has hardly cost money, but precisely addressed the people who mattered – using Google AdWords! (Screenshot: YouTube)
Google Map CV
Also this application is evidence of high creativity , Ed Hamilton has urged the Google “My Maps” feature to Use and marked all his previous positions at home and abroad. Behind every label viewer can see a small text describing what Hamilton did there. Google Maps Navigation offers even with the one coming from the station back to the main menu. In addition, viewers can easily share the application. How successful the freelancer with this variant has been, we unfortunately do not know. Nevertheless, we salute that he came up with Google Maps at all. The example highlights both his Prakmatismus like his inventiveness!
Pragmatic and yet imaginative! Ed Hamilton has marked all its stations in a Google Map.(Screenshot: Google Maps)
Jeanne for Pinterest
Jeanne Hwang’s dream job was a job with the online platform Pinterest. So what could be more natural than with an own Pinterest board to apply. Jeanne is a graduate of Harvard Business School, has worked among others at Yahoo and participated in the New York City Triathlon. These and many other information can be found on her board again – of course in pictures. In addition, she wrote in the introduction: “Hey Pinterest! Where else, if not here I could present my background and my love for Pinterest best. Click around. By the individual pins for more details and also checked out my Pinterest board This is not a mom-CV! ”
Jeanne Hwang insisted to Pinterest and has emphasized their love for the network with an application in the form of Pinterest boards. (Screenshot: Share)
Graeme Anthony CVIV
Graeme Anthony also did a candidate video talked about. However, his is Webvideo interactively , “There is nothing wrong with resorting to the old Papierbewerberung” said the Briton, but he had wanted to introduce yourself in the video to its natural habitat – the make more of an impression. Whoever hears talk Graeme and sees can make a direct image. For further information, interested can find at the end of YouTube videos some buttons: About me, Portfolio, Skills, timeline and contact. These in turn refer to other consequences, give the corresponding depth information. Cool made!
Graeme Anthony also relies on the medium moving picture and integrates even interactive elements. (Screenshot: YouTube)
Dear Lisa Rudgers,
Ever thought, your recruiter to write a letter? No? This is understandable, because it still often means that letters should be short and precise. The candidate Lindsey Blackwell did not care – she has a detailed, multimedia letter to the Vice President for “Global Communications and Strategic Initiatives” of the University of Michigan to be with the intention of the new Social Media Director of the University, sent.Therein Lisa has the leaders declared the area, why she feels connected to Michigan and why they should get this position necessarily. Unfortunately, Lisa did not get the point though, however, the Agency has become Ingenex on them attentive and the US-American woman offered an equivalent body – after all!
The campaign “Dear Lisa Rudgers” Lindsey Blackwell has not led to the desired location, however, the applicant received an offer of Ingenex agency. (Screenshot: dearlisarudgers.com)
My Cover Letter
Gareth Cash also has chosen the medium of video and similar Lisa Blackwell a letter into the grid posed. In it, he has handwritten his resume listed his skills and reasons that speak for him and filmed the letter. Although we do not know whether the application has served its purpose, but we did not want to leave them out of this example. On YouTube, the video was viewed more than 20,000 times, after all.
Gareth Cash also has produced a candidate video that in the face of a letter comes around the corner and more than 20,000 was clicked times. (Screenshot: YouTube)
Kyle Read Says
What do you do when you have something valuable to offer, but there is no one who benefits currently it? You show your ability simply by looking while sharing a project worth seeing with humans until someone is noisy and interested in you.This approach has Kyle Read pursued and developed a witty Scrollytelling website That tells a story with the help of magnificent effects and finally refers to its online presence. The project shows his skills on such a fantastic way that it hardly needed words. Can his talent better proof?
Creative application at it’s best: Kyle Read has demonstrated its Programmer Can by a specially created website Scrollytelling proof. (Screenshot: kylereadsays.com)
Cardboard Milk Carton
Samuel Profetta is a graphic designer and has come up with a thoroughly creative way for a university project, as sensational applications can also look. He decided against a digital approach: Profetta has just printed a milk carton with its details.He wanted to show that even unconventional media are suitable. To complete the approach, he has instead of the nutritional values his skills specified converts logos and barcodes for his purposes. Some more pictures can on its view portfolio page ,
Creative applications need not be exclusively in digital. The milk carton of Samuel Profeta is also an eye-catcher! (Image: samprofeta.com)