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article imageFrenchman offers himself on 'Amazon' with a creative CV

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By Anne Sewell     Jan 27, 2013 in World
Paris - These days it can be hard to find a job, so a Parisian decided to come up with a brand new idea for offering his services. A mock Amazon.com web page offering himself for bids, which is now going viral online.
Philippe Dubost is looking for a job, based on his skills as a web product manager. Its a difficult market these days, with so much unemployment.
However, what better way for a web product manager to find a position than to offer himself as a, well, web product?
Potential employers are urged to visit his "Amazon-like" web page and bid for his services. He originally put a price of $999,999, but has now struck it out, urging potential employers to make their own offers, and also urging "buyers" to "order soon", as there is "only one left in stock".
The page is very well laid out, and includes his photo, and full details of skills and experience and even personal information about languages spoken, height etc.
He even added his best marathon time, and as a fun "frequently bought together" option he added running shoes (which are sold on Amazon) and also airline tickets.
Adding Dubost to your "cart" will give you a form to contact him, and to show his willingness to travel, he mentions under "shipping" that “This item is available for shipping anywhere in the world!”
Dubost told The Independent, "I wanted to do something fun. Résumés are not fun. They're not fun to write, not fun to read."
"I thought it would be fun to build a small web product that would feel a little bit like a game you could interact with, like those baby toys where every button you push makes a different noise."
It seems his efforts were worthwhile, as after the online CV went viral, he received offers of various job opportunities from around 100 employers.
"So many awesome companies, projects, entrepreneurs, I'm starting to feel like a spoilt kid with too many toys," he added. "And yes, among those there are indeed a few opportunities that match what I'm looking for and that I'm going to pursue."
Unemployment continues to rise in France where the number of jobless has increased for the 19th consecutive month, affecting at least 3 million people in the country.
Online CV for Philippe Dubost
Online CV for Philippe Dubost
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