Take your resume from classic to creative with an infographic visual resume.
What is a visual resume? Like all resumes, it’s a clear and concise way to organize your credentials and career history. What sets a visual resume apart from your normal everyday resume is that it’s more than just words on a page. By incorporating info-graphic elements into your resume, you’re able to make the important details stand out. It’s also a great way to showcase your personality prior to interviewing.
Step 1: Gather Your Information
Before you dive into design, it’s important to know what content you have to work with first. Design tends to be dependent on the content, it’s easy to visualize a layout when you know exactly what you have to work with.
Step 2: Decide What Should Stand Out
Visual resumes give you the opportunity to control how a reader navigates through the information. To get started on mapping out the flow of information, decide what is most important to the reader and go from there.
Step 3: Get Creative
What you create will depend a lot on your general design style, but also the industry you’re in. A position with a business focus may require a layout that fits the classic, traditional resume style; whereas a creative field, such as graphic design, tends to welcome resumes that are a bit more off the beaten path.