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Why A Visual Resume May Just Be Your Best Choice Yet

February 1, 2018

 

A resume is like a one-way ticket to success and that’s because of the significant work it does in making a really good first impression with the HR or interview panel.

 

Your resume is the first thing that the potential employer sees about you. Naturally, the resume has to be perfect, reflect your personality, highlight your skills and make the employer think that you’re perfect for the job. Wow! It’s a wonder how two small pages can make or break your career right?

 

In such a situation, it is imperative that you work on your resume as much as possible. By that, I mean research on what kind of job you’re applying for and customize your resume accordingly.

This is where having a visual resume comes in. Now, you might be wondering what a visual resume is exactly? Well, as the name suggests, a visual resume is a visual representation of accomplishments that enhance your personal brand and differentiate you in a competitive market.

 

What that means is, a visual resume is a way of writing your resume more creatively and as such, it is more successful if used when applying for jobs that are less traditional and more to the creative side.

 

Visual resumes can be of two types:

 

1. Visual document/presentation:

  • Info-graphics

  • PowerPoint

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

 

2. Video presentation:

  • Video/audio

  • PowerPoint with audio

  • Combination of both

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

 

Here are some of quick facts on visuals:

 

  • People form a first impression in a mere 50 milliseconds.

  • Visuals produce 650% higher engagement than text-only documents.

  • 90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual.

  • Visuals are processed 60,000X faster in the brain than text.

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