Infographic Resumes: Here to Stay, Or Just a Passing Fad?


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.

Infographic resume (2)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.

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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:

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Recruit-O-Graphic [Inforgraphic]


If you’re inspired by Infographics, why not use one as part of your recruitment process? This one by Belgium-based Kite Consultants drew hundreds of tweets and likes on their own site as well as several shares on other websites.

It’s a great way to make sure your recruitment ad gets shared by many others. And it’s not too difficult to create them thanks to tools like Infogr.am and Visual.ly.

Inforgraphic after the jump…
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