With thousands of applications for one role, how do you make your CV stand out from the crowd when, if you think about it, you have a relatively limited platform to do so?
You could take inspiration from Sumukh Mehta. Sumukh, from Bangalore, managed to get one of British GQ’s prestigious internships – and the best bit is he didn’t even have to interview for it.
His trick? A CV which is, you have to admit, pretty amazing. See his CV below.
The front page of Sumukh Mehta’s CV
The talented 21-year-old created a full 20 page mock-up of an edition of GQ, using information about himself and his professional experience instead of editorial content.
The final product took three weeks to perfect after which he sent off copies (by courier) to the GQ offices in New York, London and Mumbai.
In a Facebook post, he described the process. “It took me more than three weeks to make this resume including the photo shoots, graphic designing and content writing.
“In today’s competitive world, everything is just so difficult that you need to be creative if you really want to make things work and that’s what I did.”
Sumukh’s ingenuity paid off. The polished and professional spread caught the eye of Dylan Jones, the Editor-in-Chief of British GQ.
Not only was Dylan impressed enough to offer Sumukh the role, but his hard work was also recognised by Che Kurrien, editor of India’s GQ magazine.