Thursday, January 12, 2012

Modern Day Resume

I'm a sucker for the latest & greatest technology or ideas - Especially when they make me wish I'd thought of it first!!

I've highlighted a few fav apps/sites of mine in the past (here, here, here, here & here) - but these sites are truly one of a kind. If you haven't heard of it already, let me introduce you to the...

INFOGRAPHIC Resume:
so much more appealing to read than a standard, black & white, plain text resume
Check out this article highlighting 2 popular websites for creating your very own inforesume!

I. am. obsessed.

This is seriously the coolest thing ever! I've seen them here & there for a few months now, but am starting to hear more about them...so...I took it for a test drive.

I tried out both vizualize.me and re.vu - however I personally, like the functionality & customization of re.vu much more. It's free, fun and really easy to use!

I was able to import my own background, adjust where each item was on the page, and link it to my LinkedIn account (they should give the ability to edit the fonts - but don't - yet.). I absolutely LOVE this new way of compiling your worth into a visually stimulating layout - "out with the old, in with the new...stand out in the crowd with re.vu!!" That's my new punchline! haha

What's even COOLER...is the QR Code they generate for you to save to your computer!! You can add it to your old school resume (like I did)...

...Or anywhere on the web...like your blog, website, etc. Like so:

Then any 'future' employer who sees it can simply open their smartphone scanning app (I use QR Reader on my iPhone), scan the code, then automatically be taken to your site, containing your full infographic-resume!

Doesn't it just blow your mind?!!

Try it out for yourself!!

6 comments:

  1. Wow that's really neat. The personal bar-code resume! Interesting!

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  2. That's SO cool. I love it! I want to make one... Not sure if my Illustrator skills are up to the challenge, but that's pretty awesome - LOVE LOVE LOVE. PS - Not sure why I wasn't following you blog before, but I just added it to my bloglovin' feed! yay.

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    1. haha, yay! Yeah, I'd love to create one completely from scratch, on my own one day...but for now, these websites (mentioned above) will do ;-) You can Google Image Search for examples...you'll be amazed at the creativity out there!!

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  3. Wow these are fabulous, love the designs these are very innovative.
    Modern Resume Template

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