Brash Professionalism

Formal tactics take a turn as society becomes more open and expressive

Implications - Taking personal expression one step further, individuals are revamping formal concepts like resumes and business cards with more shock-worthy appeal. Referencing vices such as alcohol and medicinal drugs, these business tactics blur the lines between professional and private spheres, speaking to a more lax business ethic, particularly among youths.
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Mild Top 5 Examples: 15,577 Total Clicks Feb 13 - Jul 14
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Marriage Proposal Resumes - Catherine Pelletier Likens Applying to the Right Job to Engagements
SCORE: 6.4
Warm 6,680 Clicks Pub: Jul 19, 14
Marriage Proposal Resumes
Catherine Pelletier Likens Applying to the Right Job to Engagements
Catherine Pelletier, a designer based in Quebec, Canada, cleverly compares applying to the right job to asking the right girl for her hand in marriage with a marriage proposal resume. Going so far... [More]
Fashionable Self-Promotion Shoots - The 'My Resume' Photo Series Takes a Visual Approach to Branding
SCORE: 3.6
Warm 4,778 Clicks Pub: Dec 6, 13
Fashionable Self-Promotion Shoots
The 'My Resume' Photo Series Takes a Visual Approach to Branding
The My Resume photo series was created by photographer, web designer and illustrator Kaylan Tannahill. She designed fake tattoos and a t-shirt that show off her skills. Cleverly titled, this shoot... [More]
Medicinal Business Cards - Lanfranco & Cordova Made an Edible Business Card for Altitude Sickness
SCORE: 4.7
Mild 574 Clicks Pub: Apr 29, 14
Medicinal Business Cards
Lanfranco & Cordova Made an Edible Business Card for Altitude Sickness
Kokopelli Hostels joined forces with Lanfranco & Cordova advertisers to create a business card that would help backpackers alleviate altitude sickness. The hostel is located in Peru, which is... [More]
Resume Beer Branding - Brennan Gleason Came Up with an Amazing Resume Idea that Involved Beer
SCORE: 2.3
Mild 1,490 Clicks Pub: Jun 24, 14
Resume Beer Branding
Brennan Gleason Came Up with an Amazing Resume Idea that Involved Beer
Coming up with a unique and creative resume idea is essential for those in the creative industry like Brennan Gleason. The Canadian-based graphic designer had no hard time at all coming up with an... [More]
Heady Business Cards - Floyd Hayes Shows Perspective Employers He May Have a Tiny Head but Big Ideas
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Untested 2,055 Clicks Pub: Feb 25, 13
Heady Business Cards
Floyd Hayes Shows Perspective Employers He May Have a Tiny Head but Big Ideas
From card stock to elastic bands and everything in between, business cards have become less mediocre and more creative with each passing year; 2013 is looking just as promising thanks to Floyd Hayes.... [More]