Infographic: How an infographic résumé could help you land your dream job
A visual representation of your skills and experience could help you stand out to hiring managers. Here are some guidelines on how to do it.
Standing out among a sea of applicants all clamoring for the same job is
Rather than simply applying for a position and crossing your fingers,
however, why not put your communications prowess to work?
You know that infographics are a powerful way to grab your customers'
attention, and they can be just as effective at catching a recruiter's eye.
infographic from Venngage and CareerSherpa.net
explains how transforming your résumé into an infographic might
be the key to landing your next position, especially if you are applying
for a graphic design or data visualization job.
Interested? Consider these pointers:
- Use an infographic résumé as a supplement to a traditional
one to highlight your visual design skills.
- Submit your résumé as an infographic only if you are
sending it directly to a recruiter. Applicant tracking systems (the
technology that scans and filters résumés before humans view
them) can't read visual content.
- Don't just list your skills. Add data, stories and visuals that
expound upon the information on your traditional résumé or
There are more tips (including design advice) in the full infographic
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What do you think about using infographics to apply for a job? Would you do
it? If you were hiring for a position, would seeing an infographic
accompany a traditional résumé make you give an applicant more
consideration? Please sound off in the comments.
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