It is a very cluttered job marketplace now. Hundreds — if not thousands — of job applicants apply for attractive jobs. So, how you stand out better in a crowd? Think of devising a highly visual infographic résumé.
According to Margaret Magnarelli, writing for Monster.com:
“There’s no question: You’re far more interesting than your résumé lets on. You have an A+ work ethic, an impressive portfolio of skills, and an epic list of accomplishments to your name. You make scintillating water cooler conversation, to boot. Everyone who knows you knows that you’re at the cutting edge of your field. So why are you still sending out résumés that look not so different from the ones your mom and dad sent out 30 years ago?”
“Text-only résumés are yesterday’s news. The infographic or visual résumé — which uses charts, icons, and other graphic design elements to show vs. tell a person’s professional story — is the new darling of the recruiting world. A picture is, after all, worth 1,000 words.”
Click on the image to see several infographic résumé examples from Monster.com.
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There are many sites that offer FREE infographic résumé templates. Here are a few of them (in no particular order!):
- 17 Infographic Resume Templates
- Infographic Resume Templates
- 5 Sites to Create an Awesome Infographic Resume
- Infographic & Visual Resume Cheat Sheet
- 15 Free Infographic Templates in PowerPoint