Give your boring, only text-based resume a visual makeover
It’s the time to take your traditional, black & white, only writing based resume to the next level. Means ?
Most of us still using that old styled resume to present ourselves to the recruiters. But have you ever imagine, how to make your old school resume more attractive ? So when a recruiter will see, it will be a visual delight. He/ she can easily be able to differentiate yours among many others resume.
So creating a beautiful infographic resume can make the difference.
Our brain always attracted more towards colorful graphics rather than just text. Data presented in the form of well designed meaningful images and graphics attracts viewers more and helps to retain their attention rather than simple textual form.
That’s why brilliantly conceptualized & designed resume leaves a mark. That’s why infographic resume are the latest trend.
Don’t just give some factual/ informational data to the recruiter, tell a story about you through a beautiful, to the point, informative & crisp graphic blending with information.
So in this article I will discuss different benefits of creating an infographic resume and why you should take this approach.
Benefits of an Infographic resume
Makes it more attractive
Rather than a traditional text-based resume the infographic one adds a different aesthetics.
Using vibrant colors, informative layouts & with cool infographic elements when you create a resume like this, it not just remains a resume, it becomes your informational portrait. So it’s not just only to attract viewers, it gives them a visual delight.
Keeps viewer’s attention
Attraction automatically generates attention, right ? when someone gets attracted on something, then he/ she becomes more attentive to it.
Because in this over crowded job market differentiating your identity in front of recruiters is the foremost thing, so your infographic resume when helps to achieve the first one (attracting viewers), then the second one (attention) automatically generates.
In today’s busy world nobody has time to read long descriptive resume. Most of the people just skim through major parts inside.
So when you are creating your resume you must have to keep this thing in mind, suppose you have written many things in your resume but if nobody reads it then what’s the use of it ? Nothing.
So that’s where the modern infographical resumes come as a saver. Using cool infographic you can showcase & highlight the main points in more short & crisp way than the traditional text-based approach.
Using this you are presenting all the information previously there but in a more interactive and lucrative way which will get laser time to read, to get the whole picture.
Differentiate among others
When hundreds of resume (even more) reach to a recruiter, what do you think he/ she reads each & every resume in detail ?
No before going more detail, the recruiter just try to skim through all the resumes to look for if any of those attracts differently, if at that point of time your resume grabs the attention then you are sorted.
Because you know first impression is the last impression.
Helps you to show your skills
Specially for designers, a brilliantly designed resume helps to show your ability to design and converting a concept to visual form.
So if you are a graphic designer or visual communication person then an infographic resume can be perfect platform to show your skill to the recruiter in the first impression.
Makes it shorter & crisper
Using infographics lot of information can be described in a shorter way, which will take longer if you want to describe those in textual format.
So using this type of format you can depict all the necessary and important points to the recruiting person.
As I have all ready mentioned you can showcase an enormous amount of information using well planned and well designed infographics but it never makes any clutter. If the planning is solid.
So more info in one place without any confusion.
Bring out your inner creativity
Many company ask their candidate to describe why they will hire you or why are you different among others that they should consider you ?
So for these type of situation specially the infographic resume can give you an edge if you can create it properly. So treat the resume like, it’s a blank paper where you have to write an interesting, engaging story about you.
So you got my points, right ? Then what are you thinking ? Are you ready to transform your text-based resume to a graphical one ?