Your Infographic Resume / CV

Last year I wrote that “Your Online Resume is Everywhere.”

Whether it’s Twitter, LinkedIn, FaceBook, or a personal blog, many smart people have figured out that leaving these digital breadcrumbs for others to follow online can be a wise career investment.

Especially when the others might turn out to be future employers, colleagues, customers or people of “influence and persuasion”.

Here’s an example from the marketing world that I like the look of.

Gareth Case is a b2b technology marketing manager in his day job but also makes time to run a personal blog, and is also active on Twitter as@Gareth_Case.

By following these online trails I can quickly get an idea of who he is, and what skills and experiences he might bring to a future opportunity.

All good career nurturing content.

But here’s what encouraged me to check Gareth out further (by following his Twitter feed.)

The link below is to a 1.3 MB pdf file and well worth downloading.

The Infographic  Digital Resume / CV of Gareth Case

He’s subtitled it as a “visual representation of my career: 1999 – Present” and it certainly does that. I like how Gareth’s achievements and experience are highlighted in terms of specific metrics that might appeal to future employers looking for a marketer at the top of his/her game.

In some occupations this infographic might be seen as too glitzy and over the top. No problem. Simply design one that best appeals to your industry / profession by researching how other thought leaders are postioning themselves for opportunities and trade media exposure.

Looking at Gareth’s infographic reminds me that this is another piece of a medium / long term career management journey. I don’t see it as a quick fix gimmick for finding a job quickly.

How about you?

Can you see how an infographic career resume / CV might be to your benefit (and to any hiring manager or recruiter out there?)

– Mark McClure

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Author: Mark McClure writes fiction about life, reality and worlds unknown. Based in Tokyo, Japan. My work embraces elements of (hard) science fiction, space opera, science fantasy, quantum fiction and speculative fiction. Click for info: My Books
One comment on “Your Infographic Resume / CV
  1. Neat idea! I like the application to the CV/resume. Thanks for sharing this Mark.
    I like infographics and I use them a lot in presentations. I also use infographics as the home page on my business website (http://business-acceleration.co.uk)

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