Imagine that your could visualize your career,major milestones and achievements in one picture.
Behold … The InfoGraphic Resume
Well today is the day to do it. We have come to the age that your resume will no longer be boring to the eye.Recruiters and HR coordinators will not have to search for keywords or write algorithms to pick that one candidate with all the skills.My first resume creating instructor told me that make it short and precise.The folks reading it will only take 15 -30 seconds on it.Then it goes in to 2 piles … the Circular one and the Folded one. I preferred the Folded one, so I followed his advice and for years made the same resume with tweaks here and there…Short and Precise.
Today, we have the IOT (Internet of Things) and Social Networks to help us keep pace with the world.It is a natural fit for Big Data and InfoGraphics.The more data you have to back your statistics and presentations, the smarter you seem to be.Like manipulating numbers in a report.”Numbers Don’t Lie” but they can be manipulated and misinterpreted.
With the job market like it is now, it would be hard not to try to use every digital trick in the book.You need to join clubs,meetup ,twitters , Facebook and every reputable job boards available.
With that said, why not join the InfoGraphics move and create one for a resume.I think I will give it a try.What the heck, nothing to lose but time and nothing to gain but knowledge.
Read the following article from Dice News and comment your thoughts.
InfoGraphic Resumes Aren’t There Yet- Dice News