Feeling Creative? Infographic Resumes

“I am of the opinion that [traditional] resumes are absolutely useless,” comments Marie-Lynn Richard, who then created a gorgeous and user-friendly infographic CV:

After I posted the idea of designing a visual resume, the post received 1,200 hits in one day (I normally get 400 hits on my posterous blog posts). So clearly there is a lot of interest in this idea. Web-ready, socialized and infographic resumes are trending.

Derek Bruff shared a very valuable link to a collection of other creative resumes, including these:

Map design by Jordan Carrol

Detail from a design by Stephen Gates

If a template sounds like a good idea, I found this one (below, $12 PSD file), and for the rest of my picks for amazing templates please click here.

Visual Resume.com also has free templates, and a paid service of $60/year for added job search support and features. Thank you to Jonathan Petrino for finding this service and blogging about it on the StudentBrandingBlog. Example template:

If you think that a PowerPoint/Keynote slide presentaion resume might be more your style, check out these examples:

You might also be interested in these posts:
“Professionalizing a Facebook Profile”
“Design a Professional Digital Footprint”
“Design your ePortfolio this week”

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