Get your resume or CV stylized as if a graphic designer had done it for you.

Loft Resumes is sponsoring this contest with prizes of personalized design packs of resumes and cover letters. Thank you,

This is the second contest as part of the run-up to JobMob's 5th Anniversary on March 21st, and more are coming.

Here are the others you can enter:

It's ok to enter all the contests separately. You're not limited to entering only one.

How to Enter

  • At the bottom of this article, leave a comment about the most memorable resume or CV you've ever seen.

Some suggestions of what to write in your comment are:

  • The best-looking/worst-looking resume you ever saw and why
  • An resume mistake that you'll never forget, whether it was yours or someone else's
  • an idea you once had to make your resume more memorable (and if you didn't follow through, why not?)

Tell us what was so memorable about it. Be as descriptive as you can.

Comment now

How to Win

Simple – Leave an impressive comment.

The winners will be the 5 people with the most impressive comments as judged by me.

You, or anyone you know, can try to influence the choice of winners by leaving more comments in support.

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5 people will each win one resume design pack, worth over US$100.

Each pack includes:

  • A voucher for a free two-page resume & matching cover letter design on

From their website, here's how it works:

“First you'll shop for a resume. You can choose your preferred delivery time and the number of pages in your resume [Jacob: the voucher is good for 2 pages]. When you complete the checkout process, you'll be directed to a page where you'll upload the information for your resume and provide any special instructions. We'll custom typeset your content and email you a high-resolution PDF version of your resume along with a matching, editable cover letter. Your purchase includes up to 2 rounds of revisions, if they're needed.”

Void where prohibited.


  • Must be 18 or older.
  • You can comment as many times as you like, but you can only win one prize.
  • Be sure to use a real email address or Twitter account when you comment so that I can contact you if you win.

Contest Deadline

To be considered as entries in the contest, all comments must be submitted before this coming Monday, March 26th, 2012.

Comment now

And please tell your friends on Facebook to comment too.

Good luck!

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Jacob Share

Job Search Expert, Professional Blogger, Creative Thinker, Community Builder with a sense of humor. I like to help people.

This Post Has 15 Comments

  1. Adam Crossman

    I had a friend who was applying for a pr job. He wanted to demonstrate his outgoing personality so for one of his skills and interests he put down “clubbing” as in going out to the clubs on the weekend. Needless to say he did not get a cal back.

  2. Yehoshua Paul

    The most memorable resumes I have ever seen have always been those done by graphic artists. The resume itself is designed to show off the graphic design skills of the owner.
    Specifically, I am thinking of the resume a friend of mine designed, which I wish I could upload to the site. It was an image of a printed resume, on a desktop, with a snapshot of my friend attached by a paper clip on the top. On the bottom left corner there was an iphone with app symbols for all the graphic design tools that he is proficient with, and the resume looked not so much like a resume, but more like a work of art.

  3. David Raskin

    I once received a hand-written resume written on spiral bound notebook paper for a programming position. The paper had been torn out of the book. The name on the resume was very Russian and the lettering was neat, albeit tiny. I read the resume carefully and decided to have him called in for an interview, thinking that if nothing else I could give him some advice on getting a job in America. I hired him when I found out that he had hand-written a hundred resumes.

  4. Jacob Share

    Just a quick reminder that there are 4 other contests you can enter with comments too. The links have been added in the article here above.

  5. Chris Parker

    I have seen a resume from an individual on LinkedIN that I believe is the most unique. He had notes bar on the right side of the resume which was actually hiding all the job related key words so it would not be kicked out when it went through the automated system.

  6. Vynette Arnell

    The worst resume I ever received was printed in red ink and under “Hobbies and Interests” it stated – Vampire. Creepy!

  7. purna

    Oh when i decide to join in job at that time i have no idea to design my CV as soon possible i searched in Internet and found and apply.

  8. Laurie Tamres

    Resumes are a dime a dozen. When I was interviewing people for positions, I found the ones that I enjoyed the most were the ones that thought I didn’t read them. One said, Past Experiences: born, potty trained by 2, walking by 1, and torturing my parents through my teenage years. They got an A for creativity but didn’t get the job.

  9. Debra De-Jong

    A friend of mine wanted to stand out among all the other job seekers. He designed a resume similar to a Roman scroll that also featured a picture of his family. He had 50 printed, rolled them up and put them in a carton tube. He then visited companies he wanted to work for and handed each one to a HR manager.

    When he later called for follow up, half of them ad not open the tube while the rest pointed out that there was no way for them to file his resume with the others.

    Once he sent a “normal” resume, he got quickly hired by a NASDAQ-listed company as a VP.

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