Visual Resumes We Love

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Have you been looking for ways to spice up resume, but just aren’t sure where to start? We’ve got a list of favorite visual resumes to help you get inspired.

Visual resumes convert all the lines of text of a regular resume into a graphic representation. A visual resume can help you stand out in a highly competitive job market by displaying your skills, knowledge and abilities in a visually compelling format. Here are a few recent favorites we’ve uncovered in our research:

 

Colorful Resume

Image credit: VisualResume.com
Image credit: VisualResume.com

This resume offers a single page glance at this person’s entire career, with just enough personal information to add variety. The resume is colorful, laid out well, and visually appealing. After a recruiter takes a look at a visual resume like this, he has a pretty good idea of a few personality traits as well as a clear picture of what this candidate is capable of.

 

Visual Resume for the Artistic Person

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Image credit: VisualResume.com

The design of this visual resume renders as artistic with the diagonal formatting, but it also adds just the right amount of drama. The timeline clearly lists important dates at a glance (this list that would take up more than one page on a traditional resume format). The candidate has clearly colored in areas that are more relevant but gives a big picture overview so recruiters can see all important information.

 

A Little Traditional a Little Modern

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Image credit: VisualResume.com

This visual resume feels like a traditional resume with added visual elements. The amount of detail is just right, but the graphs and timeline are a great representation of the job seeker’s skills and abilities. There is plenty of white space to give the eye some rest, but not too much white space that there’s no content on the page. Think about using a combination resume like this one if you’re not ready for a 100% visual resume.

 

Infographic Resume

Image credit: VisualResume.com
Image credit: VisualResume.com

This resume was created to look like an infographic. It has a little bit of everything in a small space, listing education, skills, employment history, and more. The graphs and time lines break up the information so that it’s not overwhelming but gets everything you could ever want to share with a potential employer.

 

Timeline Resume

Image credit: Mark E. Gilbert
Image credit: Mark E. Gilbert

This simple visual resume says a lot in a little bit of space. Using a timeline format for your visual resume will give you a place to include your work history and education all in one place. The eye is drawn to the whitespace, and that’s where the name and contact information is located. The remaining space can be used to draw attention to a list of skills, accomplishments, or other elements you want to bring to a hiring manager’s attention.

We want to hear from you! Are you planning to create a digital resume?

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