Swiss job seeker pioneers Bitstrips CV
Published on: 29 Nov 2013 10:58 CET
Tarik Dlala, a native of the canton of Valais now based in Lausanne, has succeeded in drawing media attention for his unorthodox curriculum vitae.
With 12 cartoon images, Dlala, seeking a job in communications, gives a concise overview of his background, education and job experience.
He told Le Huffington Post, the French-language online media site, that it took about seven hours to assemble the CV.
“I needed two half-days,” Dlala told Le Huff Post.
“The first was to create my Bitstrips account, personalize my avatar and above all to find good images,” he said.
“The second (half-day was needed) to put together the scenes with Photoshop and InDesign.”
Dlala, a graduate of the Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne (ECAL) with a federal diploma in commerce, has held short-term contract jobs in addition to creating his own communications agency
After publishing the comic-book CV on jobs and marketing sites, Dlala received numerous messages of congratulation in addition to interview proposals.
“I got a job interview on Thursday and I will have another next week,” Dlala told Le Huff Post.
Bitstrips, a free downloadable app designed for smartphones, has become a hit with users of social media as a hip way to communicate with friends.
Once you have registered, the app allows a user to create an “avatar” or figure that resembles him or her, choosing colours, hair styles and even body shapes.
Then you can select a variety of pre-drawn images that can be used with added dialogue and captions to communicate by publishing through social media such as Facebook.
Above: The final strip in Dlala's CV.