Is it Acceptable to Have an Unusual CV?

A CV is your way of introducing yourself to an employer, making yourself known so they can see what you can do. It’s not easy to make your CV stand out, so some people think they will do something unusual to get the attention of a potential employer. But will it get their attention in the right way?

It’s not a clear cut answer, sadly. It will come down to using your professional judgement to decide what is right for the position you are applying for. If you are applying for a creative role, then it might work to have a more creative CV. You could even have an online CV, that incorporates interesting designs, animations and videos. If you are applying for a more corporate role, it might be more appropriate to have a standard CV, that shows you are able to meet the expectations of the more formal corporate world.