Crowdfunding your career search? Kind of—learn how one savvy job hunter used a Kickstarter-themed resume to land a position.

We’ve examined creative resumes before—ones that look like infographics, Google Analytics, and other outside-the-box formats. But what about a resume that looks like a crowdfunding drive?

That’s exactly what recent college grad Jannic Nielssen did. Nielssen designed an “interactive social resume” that looks like a Kickstarter campaign. The goal? To receive a job offer by May 1st or be forced to leave the US. (He’s a dual citizen of Jamaica and Norway.)

As Nielssen said:

Kickstarter is about supporting a product, but in my case, monetary funding would not make sense. Instead, I transformed the concept into social shares. This way I would get my resume in front of more people and eventually employers—similar to word of mouth on a digital level.

You can check out the full post here.

Did it work? On May 2nd, Nielssen accepted a position with Thrillist Media Group. No doubt they were impressed by the marketing savvy and digital innovation shown not just in his resume stats, but by his resume itself.

Have you ever considered creating an outside-the-box resume? What would yours look like?


  1. Turner Wright

    A takeoff on the Amazon resume? Not bad. I think YouTube is going to be the next wave on this, if they’d allow people to view more text.

  2. Whitney Parker

    Wow I like that Amazon resume referenced in the Mashable post linked somewhere in that thread. Super original!

  3. alex

    I was encouraged to find this site.

  4. Ahosan

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  5. dave jones

    good site.

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  6. Housekeeping Resume

    Very Clever idea. The originality of some of these resumes never ceases to amaze me.

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