Internet Swoons Over Amazon-Like Resume
Web product manager Philippe Dubost does a spot-on likeness
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 26, 2013 12:14 PM CST
A screen shot of the Amazon-like resume.   (http://www.phildub.com/#)

(Newser) – Philippe Dubost is a "web product manager" looking for a job, and it's a safe bet he won't be looking long. Dubost posted a resume that looks exactly, exactly, like an Amazon product page. ("Only 1 left in stock—order soon.") Here's a sample of the high praise his gone-viral resume is receiving:

  • It's "a pitch-perfect pastiche," writes Chris Taylor at Mashable. "Suggesting that you add the applicant to your shopping cart to see his price is such a clever way of asking to be hired, we're amazed no one thought of it before."
  • "It's brilliant!" writes Casey Chan at Gizmodo.
  • Sure it's only a resume, but "the guy is a web product manager, and his resume is per se a wildly successful web product," writes Will Oremus at Slate. "I look forward to finding out who snaps him up."
  • Dubost, who lives in Paris but is happy to relocate, promises to provide updates on the search at his Twitter feed.

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Eat_Eateator
Jan 27, 2013 11:45 AM CST
ugly resume or cliche idea in a updated scenario, u decide.
myflap.blow
Jan 27, 2013 3:14 AM CST
but the fine print says: "Work made in China"
Luna_Park
Jan 27, 2013 12:27 AM CST
WiccanFerret said, "I'm not sure why people are so excited about this." Well, because it was a really clever approach to self-marketing, as you yourself admitted when you said, "I actually considered doing something along these lines and decided not to because it looks so freaking cheesy. I guess I should've known better." Damn straight you should have know better! In this weak economy, you gotta stand out from the crowd. You gotta have an edge. -----------------------o------------------------ I once put out a résumé that looked like a real-estate flyer, the kind you tack onto telephone poles. Instead of a picture, I had the dataflow diagram (that was my line of work), and where you'd have the address of the property, I had my name and address. Then down below, where you had the bullet points about the features of the property, e.g., 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, extra-large kitchen, plenty of storage, etc., I had bullet points about my own skills and experience. -----------------------o------------------------ Hey, don't knock it! I got a call out of it, from the head of the IT department of a large firm in San Francisco. Unfortunately he didn't hire me... I think I botched the phone interview, which I wasn't ready for when he called. I did go work for them a few months later, but I came in through an IT consulting company they had just hired.