To most people a resume is an essential part of the job hunting process. Bur for some, it is a creative way to market themselves.
Phillippe Dubost seems to belong to the second category when it comes to being creative with resumes. Dubost's resume draws inspiration from the product listing template of Amazon.com. Dubost is a web product manager based in Paris who admits that he spends way too much time on the shopping site. Little wonder, that his resume looks an exact replica of Amazon's product page.
The resume titled Philippe Dubost has now gone viral. According to Huffington Post, this resume has become so popular that it had pushed the limits of Dubost's server capacity. Dubost had received so many responses through his contact form that he had to replace his free account with online form-builder by Wufoo.
In his 'Amaz-ing Resume' Dubost presents himself as any other product listed on Amazon.com. Just like any other product on the retail site, professionals looking to hire Dubost can either add him to the cart or to their wish list. Dubost has posted his previous work experiences under the 'customer reviews' section for professionals to go through before making up their minds to hire Dubost.
Most of these reviews have five stars but there are a few one star reviews as well. When a media person asked Dubost on Twitter about how come he has only a few one star rating reviews, Dubost jokingly answered, "lots of ex-girlfriends." At the end of 'customer reviews', Dubost has posted a link for people to check out his "complete professional experience" that redirects to the professional networking site LinkedIn.
Dubost has paid great attention to detail, which is evident from the information reiterated at the bottom of the page that reads: "This website was made in Jan 2013 by Philippe Dubost for the sole purpose of a playful and creative job search. No copyright infringement intended." He has also added links for his personal contact details, his LinkedIn profile and APPARTINFO, the site created by him.
Elated with the attention that his resume is garnering online, he tweeted "Guys, guys, I don't know what to say, I am just stunned and truly touched by all the kind messages you send. HUGE THANK YOU (et Merci ;-)."
Through the micro-blogging site, Dubost has also been answering to media requests and praises that people have been bestowing on him. Those seeking to hire Dubost must hurry. In Dubost's words, "Only 1 left in stock. Order soon!"