The last couple of years we have seen the 'humble CV' start to evolve. As technology and creativity joined forces, we now have a whole range of ways that you can display your experiences, from web pages, LinkedIn profiles, Social Business Cards, Video CV's (*shudder*), blogs and of course the traditional form of CV that is most widely used (for now anyway).
I am always looking out for ways candidates can (professionally) show their skills and demonstrate their ability. I came across a superb blog post by Tiago Veloso - @TSSVeloso who has collated loads of graphically visual CV's on his blog from all around the world. Some are excellent - some are downright too clever and confusing though! I have picked out four of my favourites below.
There is a very important caveat here though. Online recruitment systems (applicant tracking systems) don't like these kinds of CV's, as the parsing tools used (unless I am mis-taken) won't pick the text from the images. So applying for jobs via job boards, recruitment companies and online career sites, still needs to be done with a traditional CV. (Although that doesn't stop you putting a link on your electronic CV to a visual CV online, of course).
So here are four completely different ways to present a your career history in the form of a graphically visual CV:
Which one do you like - if any? Would you present one of these to an employer?
They certainly show creativity. Maybe in the future, it won't just be designers and developers that do something interesting with their career history?
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