Last Updated May 19, 2011 2:05 PM EDT
Writing on an Inc. blog Renee Oricchio recently suggested there is -- turn your resume into an infographic -- and shared a success story to illustrate her point:
For most of the thousands of college students getting their sheepskins this month and next, the months to come will likely be a sobering entrance into the job market. One graduate from the, however, is moving right into his dream job at The . Regardless of your age or experience you might want to pay attention to how he nailed it.
his cleverly produced infographic resume and some aggressive social networking through , , and all the other usual suspects. For the right field, an infographic could be just the thing to make your resume stand out in the pile.Oricchio goes on to offer did it with several tips worth heeding, including "always offer a traditional text resume," as well as links to more examples. Of course, she isn't the first to suggest blending new media and the traditional paper CV -- we've covered video resumes before, as well as using YouTube to score a gig or SlideShare (and the internet went wild last year for this guy who got a job with a Google Maps resume). But this is the first I've heard of infographic resumes.
But you'd think with new ideas for innovative resumes washing through the media with great regularity, the idea would have caught on by now if it was useful for most job seekers. Sure, if you're in a cutting edge or creative industry (the kind where it might count against you if you wore a very serious suit to the interview) and you have the tech skills to show off, then maybe give it a go. But are all these innovative resume ideas really of much use to the majority of job seekers?
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