“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.
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: