Landing a decent job these days is not all that easy with the ruthless competition. It makes one desperate to create a resume that stands out among the pile of resumes. For that reason, Visualize.me is an inevitable tool. Its algorithms and templates take your two-dimensional sheet of paper and automatically transform it into a personal infographic at a simple push of a button.
Founder Eugene Woo got his inspiration after seeing documentarian Chris Spurlock’s resume go viral and land a job at The Huffington Post. Woo understands that getting a job is a basic need that stands close to health, shelter and food. Making a resume stand out as an infographic would be in demand as a service for those who are looking for work or looking for a career change.
After looking over several infographic resumes, I can see how the future job recruiter will implement the infographic or Visualize.me type resume. Job listings will ask the applicants to email their infographic resume, possibly, becoming a common request.
But is this all for free or is there a cost to creating a cool looking resume that jumps out at the recruiter? Visualize.me will offer a variety of free designs as well as paid designs.
What is really cool is that social media integration of raw material from sites like LinkedIn can be imported to make the infographic resume. Below is a resume in an infographic format taken from LinkedIn qualifications.
The idea is cool. I just wonder if it will catch on like the video resume or will it truly make a name for itself and become a necessity to get a job in the workforce.
The platform is in public beta for all signed up users. It’s simple to create, so give it a try.