Infographic: Résumé writing tips from ‘The Avengers’

Unleash your heroic skillset upon the forces of HR gatekeepers and vanquish unemployment with these rip-roaring lessons from Marvel’s most beloved characters.


Securing a new gig often seems like it will take a superhuman effort of intergalactic proportions.

You don’t need Thor’s hammer, Black Panther’s claws or Hulk’s angry fists to break down doors, but it wouldn’t hurt to adopt a bit of superhero swagger and flair for self-promotion.

Just in time for the release of “Infinity War,” Silver Swan Recruitment has an “Avengers”-themed infographic to help you tout your own superpowers that can rescue a business in distress. The piece opens with a punch of practical advice:

When designing your résumé, keep the layout as clear and concise as possible, and try to keep it to just two pages. If you can make your résumé more than just a word document, it will be sure to help you stand out from the crowd. Just remember to tailor the design to your audience—if you’re applying for a creative role then the more imaginative the better, but if you’re applying to a company with more formal and traditional practices stick to just adding in some subtle flairs.

To stand out from the crowd of rivals, villains and rogues all applying for the same job, consider how Spiderman sells his credentials:

Captain America also makes no attempt to shield his leadership capabilities, confidence and creativity.

Black Widow, meanwhile, showcases her abilities in a straightforward, yet graphically appealing manner:

As the infographic notes, one of the trickiest aspects of résumé writing is “boasting about yourself,” yet you must project an air of confidence, competence and resolute determination to stand out from the pack. Use graphics and visuals to grab attention, and don’t be shy about tooting your own heroic horn. If you don’t, who will?

With great power comes great responsibility, however, so be judicious as you sling your credentials around the web. Review the rest of the graphic below for more ideas on creating an attention-grabbing résumé.