The most difficult part of a modern job search is determining if the latest technology is a definite movement or only a passing fad. One example is infographic resumes.
Everyone agrees that finding a job can be a job in itself, especially for employers who have to sift through thousands of identical resumes. So it might be reasonable to think job seekers will use eye-catching tricks in an attempt to stand out. One popular trend has become the infographic resume.
With infographic resumes, is it more than just a fad? It could be here to stay.
Video resumes are a prime example of technology gone awry—perhaps even becoming a running joke with employers. Some experts swear by them, others say job seekers should stay away.
The same is true with infographics, the vision and design phenomenon that has now made its way into the world of the resume.
Infographics have already become common business tools, popular for summarizing information in visually appealing ways and making them easy to understand.
It is not difficult to imagine job seekers will try to do the same for their qualifications, strengths and abilities.
Isn’t that is the point of a resume, anyway?
However, an effective infographic resume should depend on the situation and type of job you are seeking. Do it right and it could get you noticed (in a good way); do infographic resumes wrong, and you may be the object of office jokes for years to come.
Four tips for creating a successful infographic resume:
Nobody is successful by just sitting around; the same is true with recruitment. Proactive recruitment is the only way to go!
To get the best talent, hiring managers, recruiters and human resources personnel need to stop last-minute hiring and start proactive recruitment!
It is true that many hiring managers shudder when they hear the word “proactive.” They are all so busy, and “proactive” certainly sounds like a lot of work.
In reality, proactive recruitment is not that hard. All it means is recruiters must work a little smarter than the competition.
Two ways proactive recruitment will improve your hiring strategy—timing and quality. Neither takes extra effort, hard work or long, sleepless nights.
At one time or another, many of us will need to recruit new employees. It is a part of doing business.
Good recruitment strategies will unquestionably come in handy.
Knowing the best practices of recruitment help employers as well as both new and existing employees. Effective recruitment is a win-win for everyone; new hires benefit by being on the right track from the start, management wins by obtaining the best talent and potential for growth.
Effective recruitment practices are more than glancing at resumes and choosing the best candidate by gut feelings. Specific hiring procedures are the key to your company’s success.
With effective recruitment practices, you will find that the overall quality of your pool of candidates will advance. Better talent will also result in improved leadership as these new hires go up the corporate ladder.
Develop better recruitment strategies immediately with these four steps: Continue reading
In today’s economic climate, the competition is difficult, but your resume should never be.
The resume is the most effective tool to kick-start your job search. Applying for a new job, the best way to get your foot in the door is your resume. It is not difficult to write a powerful resume, but it does take a little attention.
Some facts about resumes, and the way it can affect your career: Continue reading
Hiring bias can negatively affect a company at every level, from senior management on down.
When recruiters use emotion in a hiring decision rather than objective facts, it could lead to accusations of hiring bias.
Using “your gut” to select a candidate is simply not the way to get the right talent.
Like cancer, hiring bias could spread through the entire corporate culture—damaging employee morale, efficiency and the company’s reputation.
In 2012, the EEOC received nearly 100,000 cases of discrimination in hiring. This leads to one question: How many more cases of hiring bias are NOT reported?
Nine Ways to Eliminate Hiring Bias: Continue reading