Aya Academy of Excellence



Infographic Resume – Is it too innovative for HR?

Infographic Resume - Is it too innovative for HR?

I recently truncated twenty years of work and education experience from a four page curricula vitae to a one page infographic resume. I encapsulated my years of experience with a timeline feature and skill development with a word cloud and progression chart. It’s stunning, at least according to my mother, a former healthcare administrator. But while it effectively tells in sweeping breadth where I began and continued my career – how serendipitous that each location is symbolized by fruit, does it meet its intended goal: convincing possible partners, contract agencies or employers that I am a viable candidate for an upcoming project or position?

My fave feature is a bar code linking directly back to an about.me page which has further content to exemplify the skills and experience I have acquired. A youtube video of our organization’s summer academic program and my blog posts add a dimension that a flat, traditional resume generally cannot provide. As my about.me profile changes, the barcode will capture this progress without the need of constant updating.

Overall, I believe that look and feel of an infographic provides a more well-rounded snapshot of a professional and hopefully those on the receiving end of resumes will embrace this innovative trend.

Time will certainly tell.

Advertisements

Trackbacks & Pingbacks

Comments

  1. * Bernadine says:

    Love this idea! I think you’re on the leading edge of a trend.

    | Reply Posted 3 years, 11 months ago
    • * ayaacademy says:

      Many thanks Bernadine!

      | Reply Posted 3 years, 11 months ago
  2. It’s awesome!

    | Reply Posted 3 years, 11 months ago


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: