I’ve been pursuing different visual resumes on Pinterest, and even created a Pin Board dedicated to Resumes Fit for a Mogul, and have finally been encouraged to try my hand at updating my resume in photoshop.
In the end, I understand that it’s really your experience, and ability to articulate how your skills and experience can add to the position are all that matter. Still, a visually pleasing resume will help you stand out in a pile of hopeful applicants.
In the past I’ve included a QR code that lead to a video of my demo reel when scanned. Many recruiters and hiring managers loved it. I have relationships with many of them to this day who still remind me how impress they were when they saw it. I finally got rid of it because (thanks to Scott Stratten) I learned just how inconvenient QR codes are. Many people a) don’t know what they are, let alone how to use them b) don’t have a QR scanning code app on their phones c) don’t feel like using up their data in order to connect with the link.
This is the final product! Not to toot my own horn (which is exactly what a resume does) but I think it’s pretty sexy. It includes the colour scheme from my website, and I’ll be able to use the same design once I finally get around to printing some business cards.
If you’re inspired and also want to try upgrading your resume, there are hundreds on resources (many of which are free) to find easy editable photoshop templates.
In addition to creating a brand new resume, I’ve also created a new visual resume board on my personal pinterest account. Pinterest is a great platform for sharing your portfolio in a way that is image driven, engaging, and easily organized. The best thing for me is being able to include hashtags and keywords to assure that my resume is easy to find.
How Do You Make Your Resume Visually Stimulating?