Is this the most innovative resume ever?

A Web product manager is receiving praise for his Amazon.com look-alike resume, complete with starred ratings and a shopping cart.

By Aimee Picchi Jan 28, 2013 2:55PM

Screenshot from Philippe Dubost's online resume (Philippe Dubost, http://www.phildub.com/)If you've ever wondered how to capture an employer's attention, you might want to take a look at what some are calling the most clever resume ever: a C.V. that's designed to appear like an Amazon (AMZN) product listing.


French Web product manager Philippe Dubost created a resume that's a near match to Amazon's appearance, although the categories and titles are changed to reflect Dubost's skills and accomplishments. Potential employers are told there's "only 1 left in stock -- order soon." 


Product dimensions? The site lists Dubost's height, which is 186 centimeters (over 6 feet tall). For shipping, the product "is available for shipping anywhere in the world!" He's also trilingual and has a marathon time of 3 hours and 22 minutes. 


While his customer reviews are overwhelmingly positive (121 five-star rankings), they also include 37 one-star ratings. What's the reason for that? "Lots of ex-girlfriends," he wrote on Twitter. 


Like another employment bid that went viral earlier this month, Dubost is taking a chance that a bit of creativity will pay off with a job offer. 


And that appears to be the case: He's received 100 emails from potential employers, according to the U.K.'s Independent. 


"I wanted to do something fun. Resumes are not fun. They're not fun to write, not fun to read," Dubost told the publication, explaining his thinking in creating the site. He added that he picked Amazon to copy because he's a "pathological Amazon addict."


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26Comments
Feb 1, 2013 3:46PM
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After speaking with Philippe this morning, as a career consultant, I shared with him how to think through the criteria through which he should evaluate the opportunities that are coming his way, how to tackle compensation inquiries, and the most effective mentoring strategy for someone in an evolving high tech world. I wish Philippe immense success. He is not just an online resume sensation but he has an impressive greater vision for his career - one that I wish my clients would believe in and take a risk towards #risk-taking #effort - Melissa Llarena of Career Outcomes Matter
Jan 29, 2013 2:41PM
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Looks like a fun, creative guy to work with or to have work for you. And cute as well! 

Jan 29, 2013 2:26PM
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Eli Manning dopey looking goofball.  Gay idea, that is not how a professional resume should look.  Hopefully employers with class throw this where it belongs, in the trash.
Jan 29, 2013 12:27PM
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The full interview of Philippe's jobseek : .
Jan 29, 2013 1:23AM
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And this Article is Important, Why ??

 

Please explain or tell me..........NO actually don't bother.

Jan 28, 2013 10:59PM
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Man, you people are as soft as a freaking grape.
All I see here are a bunch of tricky words.
Only one left in stock, order soon???????? Come on! Give me a break.

Jan 28, 2013 9:06PM
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Super clever, and a great prototype idea for getting your face on a resume.  It doesn't hurt when you're seemingly good looking like Philippe.  Plus, employers want to see computer software usage~ esp. creativity and design.  I guess he's not applying for anything that requires a resume in plain txt., huh?
Jan 28, 2013 8:22PM
Jan 28, 2013 7:48PM
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Something really nice, for a change, and the flock of vicious vultures descend immediately to trash it.

 

sick, miserable, lowlifes.

Jan 28, 2013 7:14PM
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most people embelish their resumes.  this is out rite lying.  when caught they usually lose their jobs.  i know a pathelogical liar whose been claiming 4 yrs that he graduated from the univ of fl, when he actually went for 1 yr!!!  what astounds me is his employers never asked 4 OFFICIAL SEALED COLLEGE RECORDS!!!  mine always did!!!!
Jan 28, 2013 6:44PM
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File this under the heading "dang, i wish I'd thought of that!!!" Hope he lands a great job.
Jan 28, 2013 6:33PM
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Cute idea maybe, but not original work.
Jan 28, 2013 6:14PM
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Is shipping free anywhere in the US.
Jan 28, 2013 5:41PM
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Well the employers should really focus on the capabilities of people.
Jan 28, 2013 5:31PM
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