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30 Infographic Résumés for inspiration

They're becoming popular, but must be used with caution

October 10, 2012

A few years back, presenting an infographic résumé was something completely unthinkable, even if you were applying to a job where creativity and graphic skills were important. It simply didn’t happen. Then, with the rise of the online portfolios and social networks like Behance and DevianArt, it became more common for graphic designers to present their professional background and skills with a more visual appeal.

But now, they seem to be everywhere, a trend greatly motivated by success stories like Chris Spurlock’s, who got hired by The Huffington Post after his infographic résumé went viral. Soon, web services that transform your social media activity and LinkedIn profile into visual displays start popping up, making it possible for those without the necessary graphic abilities to have their own illustrated curriculum.

Now, even with all of this ‘frenzin’ going on, those ‘in the real world’ know how hard it is to get a job using an infographic resumé. Recruitment agencies and headhunters, in general, are not yet comfortable with this new format, so be sure you know to whom you’re sending your CV before getting your expectations too high. Above all, look for creative environments that see the value of the work you put into making your infographic résumé.

The best option, for now, is to look at this type of display as an addon to the traditional format. And if you decide to create your own, look around for examples, like the ones we bring here today. They range from the most complex ones  to others that are more minimalistic in their approach. Both types can be effective, if the objective is to stand out from the crowd.

And one final piece of advice: be creative, but be professional, which means, it’s your brand you’re building. Take good care of it.

Hope you enjoy these examples:

Shelley Ward (actually, an autobiography, but an amazing one)

Currículo infográfico de Shelley Ward

Keith Paul

Currículo infográfico de Keith Paul

Alessandra de Robertis

Currículo infográfico de Alessandra de Robertis

Michelle Campbell

Currículo infográfico de Michelle Campbell

Mohit Lakhmani

Currículo infográfico de Mohit Lakhmani

Angelo Sandron

Currículo infográfico de Angelo Sandron

Brad Crabtree

Currículo infográfico de Brad Crabtree

Paulo Estriga

Currículo infográfico de Paulo Estriga

Avinash Birambole

Currículo infográfico de Avinash Birambole

Raquel Ferreira

Currículo infográfico de Raquel Ferreira

Bob Vermeersch

Currículo infográfico de Bob Vermeersch

Loyez Geoffrey

Currículo infográfico de Loyez Geoffrey

Luis Manuel Amaro

Currículo infográfico de Luis Amaro

Usen Esiet

Currículo infográfico de Usen Esiet

Benothman Najer

Currículo infográfico de Benothman Najer

Dealmeida Romanelli

Currículo infográfico de Dealmeida Romanelli

Scott Stedman

Currículo infográfico de Scott Stedman

Ana Lourenço

Currículo infográfico de Ana Lourenço

Omondi Abudho

Currículo infográfico de Omondi Abudho

Alan Dangerfield

Currículo infográfico de Alan Dangerfield

Mark Simmons

Currículo infográfico de Mark Simmons

Daan van Hulten

Currículo infográfico de Daan van Hulten

Ana Rita Cruz

Currículo infográfico de Ana Rita Cruz

Werner Schrul

Currículo infográfico de Werner Schrul

Victor Westman

Currículo infográfico de Victor Westman

Branko Vukelic Yamasaki

Currículo infográfico de Branko Vukelic Yamasaki

Duncan McKean

Currículo infográfico de Duncan McKean

Ryan de Cua

Ryan de Cua

Tania Bakkes

Currículo infográfico de Tania Bakkes

If these are not enough, our Pinterest board has dozens of other examples and it’s being constantly updated. And if you decide to create yours, share it with us on Twitter or Facebook, we’ll be happy to add it to the colection.

Written by Tiago Veloso

Tiago Veloso is the founder and editor of Visualoop and Visualoop Brasil . He is Portuguese, currently based in Bonito, Brazil.

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