My first infographics resume
This is a snapshot of my infographics resume. Please go to http://re.vu/napatthorn.l to view it in full function.
I love infographics and enjoy seeing those cool and creative ones! However, I am not so keen about making one from scratch by myself… so I am going to start off small and give my first try using an already made template. I was introduced to 3 websites that provide templates for creating infographics resume. This is awesome as I do not have to worry about my creative and artistic skills (or lack thereof) to make my resume looks visually pleasing…better to leave such tasks to professional graphic designers, eh? =D
So these are the three infographics resume websites I browsed through and played with :
After much experimentation, I found http://re.vu/ to be my favorite from its visual design components to ease of use. It did not take me long to get my page set up. Once I entered my email that connects with my linkedin account, my basic information was automatically transferred to re.vu. The theme option was very easy to navigate and most of them look stylish. It took me like 5 seconds to find the theme I like. The basic default layout includes my name, title, biography and career timeline. Getting my page established took about 3 minutes!
The fun bit came after when I started exploring the “Edit my profile” section. As you can see from the snapshot below, I can add more infographics tools to my resume. So I did and added a few other graphics to my page. In addition I also added my photo and attached my current resume in a PDF format (http://re.vu/doc-viewer/napatthorn.l/resume-napatthorn.bel.laoboonchai.pdf.) The instruction on each category is easy to follow. Re.vu did a great job in giving me ideas and tips on how I can twist some sections of my traditional wordy resume into graphical representation through using the graphics tools they have made available. It was me who was incapable of grasping the concept of visual literacy so I ended up spending hours thinking…and still did not get too far!
The real struggle for me is to turn my wordy resume into a visual piece. I find re.vu application simple and easy to use so my problem does not have much to do with technical issues but more on my ability to transform the information i.e to quantify them into numbers etc. My thinking process has never been very visual as I would prefer to do a 2,000words essay over a portrait drawing! So…I treat this resume as my first draft which I plan on revising once I train myself to be more visually literate! I hope it won’t take too long!