Visual Resumes?



  • Anybody ever heard of Resumup.com? Evidently its a place where you can create visual resumes. How appealing would this be really for HR & Hiring Managers?



  • Worthless, IMHO.



  • Looks like something you would use for showing of stats of an athlete.



  • The infographic one looks like a placemat for a restaurant or something crazy... "Yep, here's my resume on a 24"x36" print for you"



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    This is a terrible setup. It's hard to find what is needed and this looks like it is meant to be used as blotter paper on an old fashioned writing desk. The big graphic in the middle doesn't work for real people and only looks cool because of the contrived data of the fake resume for Bob Smith. Look at it, in 1996 he had four jobs at once. If he had one job at a time like normal people, or any gaps, this would look awful.

    Many of the sections make no sense for normal people. Identity? WTF is that? Languages? Most people just have the one and you know what it is from the resume format. Achievements? WTF? And a Gardening section?

    This is AWFUL.



  • @bnrstnr said in Visual Resumes?:

    The infographic one looks like a placemat for a restaurant or something crazy... "Yep, here's my resume on a 24"x36" print for you"

    I was thinking exactly the same thing. Print these out, let the local diner use them.



  • OMG I want to do that. Make hilarious placemats of my face for no reason. Have random info about me. And pay diners to use them as placemats.



  • I like how you can "show your creativity" by "selecting the show your creativity" format.

    Um, that's not how demonstrating creativity works.

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  • @scottalanmiller said in Visual Resumes?:

    OMG I want to do that. Make hilarious placemats of my face for no reason. Have random info about me. And pay diners to use them as placemats.

    Ad space with the local real estate guys face right under where your glass goes. That's totally what this resume is 😃



  • @scottalanmiller said in Visual Resumes?:

    Um, that's not how demonstrating creativity works.

    hahahahahah



  • This system seems to be based on a few key misconceptions:

    • That 100 years of designing intelligent resumes led to bad designs.
    • That you will be printing out your resume on large format, high quality colour printers at Kinkos for $3 a copy.
    • That you will be handing a printed resume to someone.
    • That the resume you hand in is also the one that gets used.
    • That people won't laugh and laugh at you.


  • @nerdydad said in Visual Resumes?:

    Anybody ever heard of Resumup.com? Evidently its a place where you can create visual resumes. How appealing would this be really for HR & Hiring Managers?

    I think you would be placed in the trash bin immediately.



  • @irj said in Visual Resumes?:

    @nerdydad said in Visual Resumes?:

    Anybody ever heard of Resumup.com? Evidently its a place where you can create visual resumes. How appealing would this be really for HR & Hiring Managers?

    I think you would be placed in the trash bin immediately.

    Well maybe not... They would probably keep the resume to make fun of it...



  • When I hear Visual Resume, this is the first thing that pops into my head.

    Youtube Video



  • Methinnks the visual resume will not perform any better than my current standard resume.



  • I think having a blog or some projects on your Spiceworks community account page would work better to reinforce your normal resume as visual representations of what you have actually accomplished.



  • @networknerd said in Visual Resumes?:

    I think having a blog or some projects on your Spiceworks community account page would work better to reinforce your normal resume as visual representations of what you have actually accomplished.

    A blog is helpful for really senior positions where people take the time to research your writings. Spiceworks isn’t a tech community and I think having a project list there actively looks really bad.



  • @scottalanmiller said in Visual Resumes?:

    @networknerd said in Visual Resumes?:

    I think having a blog or some projects on your Spiceworks community account page would work better to reinforce your normal resume as visual representations of what you have actually accomplished.

    A blog is helpful for really senior positions where people take the time to research your writings. Spiceworks isn’t a tech community and I think having a project list there actively looks really bad.

    It is not a tech community only in your literal definition of the terms. Whether you like it or not, the colloquial definition of the word applies here and it is a tech community.



  • @jaredbusch said in Visual Resumes?:

    @scottalanmiller said in Visual Resumes?:

    @networknerd said in Visual Resumes?:

    I think having a blog or some projects on your Spiceworks community account page would work better to reinforce your normal resume as visual representations of what you have actually accomplished.

    A blog is helpful for really senior positions where people take the time to research your writings. Spiceworks isn’t a tech community and I think having a project list there actively looks really bad.

    It is not a tech community only in your literal definition of the terms. Whether you like it or not, the colloquial definition of the word applies here and it is a tech community.

    Not a community “for techs”, but for people buying tech. It’s tech as in it’s about technology, not tech as in for people who do tech work.



  • Colloquial tech would equal “embarassing to use as a resume point”.



  • Regardless of the platform's intended purpose, isn't it about how someone leverages the platform to his / her advantage?

    I think of Spiceworks and blogs as platforms to showcase things you know / have accomplished. If I have a project listed on Spiceworks with all technology used and a description of the project, it's more than just something listed on my resume as an accomplishment. "While at company ABC, I was able to complete this project. Even though I only helped my boss implement technology XYZ, I was exposed to these components of it such as blah, blah, and blah. I have those listed on my Spiceworks community profile if you would like more information."



  • @networknerd said in Visual Resumes?:

    Regardless of the platform's intended purpose, isn't it about how someone leverages the platform to his / her advantage?

    No, it is not. It you put your profile on Craiglist, that reflects badly on you, does it not? It doesn't matter what content you put on there, the platform itself is part of the message.



  • @scottalanmiller said in Visual Resumes?:

    @networknerd said in Visual Resumes?:

    Regardless of the platform's intended purpose, isn't it about how someone leverages the platform to his / her advantage?

    No, it is not. It you put your profile on Craiglist, that reflects badly on you, does it not? It doesn't matter what content you put on there, the platform itself is part of the message.

    So where would be a good place to point to our projects ? Our own github or personal site?



  • @dbeato said in Visual Resumes?:

    @scottalanmiller said in Visual Resumes?:

    @networknerd said in Visual Resumes?:

    Regardless of the platform's intended purpose, isn't it about how someone leverages the platform to his / her advantage?

    No, it is not. It you put your profile on Craiglist, that reflects badly on you, does it not? It doesn't matter what content you put on there, the platform itself is part of the message.

    So where would be a good place to point to our projects ? Our own github or personal site?

    Interview with words.



  • @tim_g said in Visual Resumes?:

    @dbeato said in Visual Resumes?:

    @scottalanmiller said in Visual Resumes?:

    @networknerd said in Visual Resumes?:

    Regardless of the platform's intended purpose, isn't it about how someone leverages the platform to his / her advantage?

    No, it is not. It you put your profile on Craiglist, that reflects badly on you, does it not? It doesn't matter what content you put on there, the platform itself is part of the message.

    So where would be a good place to point to our projects ? Our own github or personal site?

    Interview with words.

    I understand and that’s how I do it, I meant for projects to be shown if in said interview is asked.



  • @dbeato said in Visual Resumes?:

    @tim_g said in Visual Resumes?:

    @dbeato said in Visual Resumes?:

    @scottalanmiller said in Visual Resumes?:

    @networknerd said in Visual Resumes?:

    Regardless of the platform's intended purpose, isn't it about how someone leverages the platform to his / her advantage?

    No, it is not. It you put your profile on Craiglist, that reflects badly on you, does it not? It doesn't matter what content you put on there, the platform itself is part of the message.

    So where would be a good place to point to our projects ? Our own github or personal site?

    Interview with words.

    I understand and that’s how I do it, I meant for projects to be shown if in said interview is asked.

    troll moment: What are these "interviews?" 😉



  • @dbeato said in Visual Resumes?:

    @tim_g said in Visual Resumes?:

    @dbeato said in Visual Resumes?:

    @scottalanmiller said in Visual Resumes?:

    @networknerd said in Visual Resumes?:

    Regardless of the platform's intended purpose, isn't it about how someone leverages the platform to his / her advantage?

    No, it is not. It you put your profile on Craiglist, that reflects badly on you, does it not? It doesn't matter what content you put on there, the platform itself is part of the message.

    So where would be a good place to point to our projects ? Our own github or personal site?

    Interview with words.

    I understand and that’s how I do it, I meant for projects to be shown if in said interview is asked.

    Most IT projects aren't really that impressive. If you go into detail about a project that isn't really that impressive, then that will show your inexperience. And if you have an impressive project it will sound impressive even without going into too much detail. They will ask you about it in the interview if they want to know more.

    That being said, if you can show infrastructure as code on github, bitbucket, gitlab, etc. then put that link on your resume. However, depending on your work policies you might only be able to showcase personal project stuff on there. A dev can't showcase projects done on a closed source program, however there is generally more leeway with your infrastructure code.



  • It may be better to just link to your Blog on your resume and mention you're an active member on IT discussion forums such as ML and SW.



  • But then again, if they don't know what ML or SW is, they may think it's a bad thing... I don't know. I'm not a hiring manager.



  • @tim_g said in Visual Resumes?:

    It may be better to just link to your Blog on your resume and mention you're an active member on IT discussion forums such as ML and SW.

    That's what I do. I highlight my activity and involvement, not projects I've done.


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