Thursday, September 27, 2012

Creative Resumes

A creative resume is a terrific way, especially for job seekers who want to provide online examples of their work, to highlight your skills and experience in a manner that is more visually appealing and engaging than a traditional resume that simply lists your employment history.
You don't have to be a techie to make a creative resume. There are free resume sites that will step you through the process of designing and creating your resume, provide you with storage space online to host your resume, and give you a personal URL that you can share with employers and contacts. You'll be able to update your resume online and share it with your networking connections and prospective employers.
Before you take the time, read about the pros and cons of using a nontraditional resume. If you decide creating one will enhance your job search, here's a list of sites you can use to build a creative resume.
Creative Resume Sites
On, users create a one-page online social resume. Users can connect friends on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks to their page. also allows users to track who sees their profile. Example
Prezi is a presentation software that allows users to create "prezumes," online resumes that include text, image, and video. While users must pay for special features such as additional storage space, the core features are free.
Resoomay is a site for creating video profiles. Users can promote their videos through social networks, receive feedback, and track how many employers are interested in them. helps users design visual online resumes using a combination of widgets, personalized settings, and themes. Through their LinkedIn accounts, users create visual representations of their accomplishments. provides detailed analytics on who looks at each user's resume.
SlideRocket is a presentation tool that job seekers can use to create online infographic resumes. Each user is given a presentation URL that he can embed into a website or blog, or post on his LinkedIn or other networking account. SlideRocket offers free membership with limited services, as well as more extensive paid subscriptions.
VisualCV offers users a free online resume. Job seekers can include videos, work samples, charts, and graphs. Users receive a URL which they can share with friends, contacts, and employers.
VisualCV Example
With, users create one-page online infographic resumes based on their LinkedIn account information. They can then share their resume URL with people in their network.
WorkSimple Individual Edition
Users on WorkSimple create a visual online portfolio that showcases one's goals and accomplishments. Users can share their portfolios with their LinkedIn networks to promote themselves and to receive feedback

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