For most of the 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 University of Missouri, however, is moving right into his dream job at The Huffington Post. Regardless of your age or experience you might want to pay attention to how he nailed it.
For the right field, an infographic could be just the thing to make your resume stand out in the pile. Done well, it explains who you are at a glance. Think of it as a dashboard view of your skills and work history.
Notice, however, that I do say "done well." If you consider an infographic resume, I recommend the following:
1. Always offer a traditional text resume, as well.
2. Make sure your graphics do not substitute style for substance. Don't reduce your professional self down to a gimmick. The "graphic" part of the infographic should not overshadow the "info."
3. If you aren't sure how to produce one, pay somebody to do it for you. An elegant, well-produced, clean, easy-to- digest graphic is a wonderful thing. Anything less is a hot mess and a huge turn-off.