Recently, we designed this infographic resume for one of our clients. She does a lot of public speaking at events and she didn’t wanted to give a standard, boring and corporate biography. Now, she has a whole new resume with a bespoke design which shows her personality and all the things she has accomplished in her career so far.
See below (design by Tamlyn):
We wanted to share with you some reasons why an infographic CV is a worthwhile way to showcase yourself and your achievements. 5 reasons in fact!
Five reasons to have an infographic CV
It’s attractive – just a glance and you want to know more
An infographic is eye-catching. You can read it quickly because all the information is clearly illustrated. With this kind of resume, you have more chances of standing out from the crowd – too may people are still doing their CVs in Microsoft Word – it’s boring, isn’t it? You and what you’ve achieved deserve a design which shows off your personality, your experience and your value!
It’s way more interesting to read
Well, I mean, the content of your boring Word CV might be interesting too, but it’s easier to highlight important things on your achievements timeline when you can use illustrations, shapes, and colours. An infographic resume also shows your ability to synthesise and bring out the essential – thanks to the use of key concepts. Tell a story – that’s the main thing – and people will get a positive impression of who you are, and will appreciate the presentation of information in a way that reads naturally.
It’s a bespoke design of yourself
It’s you! And it’s time to think about your personal branding. Having something that represents you means you gain confidence, build your credibility and you showcase your specialty. You can really be yourself in an infographic resume, it’s fully personalized. You can show yourself off and inspire from the design you choose to illustrate you career.
It’s “professionally trendy”
Be up to date! Ok – we agree that not all trends are good to follow. But, an infographic resume is effective: you’re distinguishing yourself from the competition and also prove that you know how to adapt yourself and no matter your industry. Being adaptive is a highly sought after quality.
It’s memorable – and there are scientific arguments to support this!
“Tell me, I’ll forget. Show me, I’ll remember. Involve me, I’ll understand”
That’s a Chinese proverb, but it’s also a scientific fact: people remember visual storytelling – it’s engaging, they’ll try to understand who you are before the end of the page.