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Information Design

This blog is focused on information design, the creation of infographics for visual understanding of complex processes, data and ideas.

Your Résumé as an Infographic

Looks like you may soon be able to create a visual version of your resume in “one click” with the help of vizualize.me. Resumes are certainly fertile ground for visual rethinking, and what job applicant doesn’t want their resume to stand out from the pack?

Looks like Fast Company got access to a beta version of the software — you can see a version Ashton Kutcher’s resume on their site.

We’ll see how much customizing is possible once they launch. With the diversity of individual experiences and the differences among job opportunities, it seems like customized options are a must — I know I wouldn’t send the same resume to two different potential employers. If this catches on, it may make it easier for employers to compare resumes, but that would lead us back to people wanting to differentiate. Maybe that’s where visualize.me starts up-charging for higher levels of customization. Sounds a little like Sylvester McMonkey McBean and the racket he pulled off on the Sneetches. Are there stars upon yars?

 

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One Response to “Your Résumé as an Infographic”

  1. September 28th, 2011 at 11:11 am

    The Design of Information » Blog Archive » Visualize.me launches says:

    [...] promised infographic résumé tool that I mentioned a few posts back has launched at Visualize.me. It’s a customizable infographic interpretation of your LinkedIn [...]

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