It’s clever, for sure. But are such ploys effective for most job seekers? Probably not. Still, if you want to give it a try, here are a few tips to keep in mind:
- Hire a designer. Unless you are a designer yourself, odds are, your lack of skill will show. If you’re doing to go this route, do it right and bring in a pro.
- Make sure its searchable. Many of the graphic resumes I’ve seen fail this test. Make sure your page’s source code includes the important keywords that a recruiter would be looking for in a resume page). Employers have to be able to find you online — and, of course, on Monster.com).
- Don’t neglect the tried-and-true. If your infographic-style resume goes viral, odds are it will be successful in landing you a job. (It may also just leave you flooded with calls from reporters and bloggers who are chasing a story but can’t actually hire you.) There’s a risk in resorting to tactics like this while neglecting the traditional tactics that get people hired every day.
What do you think about these unorthodox resumes? Can they successfully replace traditional job hunting tactics?