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 About.me, users create a one-page online social resume. Users can
connect friends on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks to their
page. About.me also allows users to track who sees their profile.
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.
Re.vu 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.
Re.vu 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.
With Vizualize.me, 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