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A brief introduction to the what how and why of visual resumes

A brief introduction to the what how and why of visual resumes

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  • 1. VISUAL Resumes Become the signal, not the noiseThe James Kendall
  • 2. In an age of abundance...http://www.flickr.com/photos/pedrosz/5173748531/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  • 3. [M]eaning has become a centralaspect of our work and our lives. --Dan Pink, A Whole New Mind http://www.flickr.com/photos/mobilestreetlife/5946319814/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  • 4. While stellar performance & reputation matter...Stephen Poff
  • 5. The standard approach is not enough.http://www.flickr.com/photos/digger-c64/5375181724/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  • 6. The path is not linear.http://www.flickr.com/photos/torsten-reuschling/4616055127/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  • 7. Your reputation is virtual. Emilie OgezMatt Andrews Photo
  • 8. You Body of work The webYou as a professional
  • 9. Companies are increasingly relying on social networks ...to gauge candidates suitability. --Rachel Silverman, The Wall Street JournalShovelling Son
  • 10. buzz.bishop 1 in 6 Americans found their last job through a social network. --Jobvitehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/x-ray_delta_one/4318014204/sizes/o/in/set-72157622042602566/
  • 11. The basic function of a resume isn’t going anywhere.Images: SOCIALisBETTER
  • 12. What’s changing is how thatfunction is executed. --Kyle Lagunas, Software Advice Images: SOCIALisBETTER
  • 13. http://www.flickr.com/photos/uravms/7979108304/sizes/l/in/photostream/Execute function
  • 14. I’m not creative.Kalense Kid
  • 15. Wrong.Kalense Kid
  • 16. Truth is, in most companies, you’re probabl y not goingto get ahead just by doing a good job. To getpromoted, you first have to promote yourself. --Anne Libby, The Daily Muse
  • 17. What is Creativity?http://www.flickr.com/photos/x-ray_delta_one/3816770796/sizes/o/in/photostream/
  • 18. The ability to disorganizehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/31246066@N04/6270966505/sizes/l/in/photostream/ received ways of thinking...
  • 19. ...and to reorganize them Fallingwater Frank Lloyd Wrighthttp://www.flickr.com/photos/31246066@N04/6270966505/sizes/l/in/photostream/ in a way unknown before.
  • 20. http://www.flickr.com/photos/x-ray_delta_one/4134629421/sizes/l/in/photostream/The process whereby ones ideas or productionsdelight, surprise, and inspire others. --Marshall Duke, Emory University
  • 21. First, develop a brand mantra“a ...simple...statement describing whoyou are and what you have to offer.” --Megan Marrs, The Daily Muse Image: darkmatter
  • 22. I am aSuperteacherempowering minds in thelearning revolution. Image: JD Hancock
  • 23. Avoid the overdone & cliche.
  • 24. Organizational Innovative Track record Motivated Dynamic Creative Communication skills Extensive experience Effective Problem solving10 most overused professional buzzwords -- LinkedIN
  • 25. Instead... Identify what your strong suits are,http://www.flickr.com/photos/ndeliciousbass/4477273516/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  • 26. and how you can breathenew life into them forupward momentum.--Stephanie Taylor Christensen, Forbes Woman http://www.flickr.com/photos/ndeliciousbass/4477273516/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  • 27. So, what is your brand mantra?
  • 28. http://www.flickr.com/photos/x-ray_delta_one/3886469710/sizes/l/in/set-72157622042602566/A job doesn’t court you--you court the job.
  • 29. So, get to know your audience.
  • 30. Seven Questions to Knowing Your Audience 1 What are they like? Demographics and psychographics are a great start, but connecting with your audience means understanding them on a personal level. Take a walk in their shoes and describe what their life looks like each day. 2 Why are they here? What do they think they’re going to get out of this presentation? Why did they come to hear you? Are they willing participants or mandatory attendees? This is also a bit of a situation analysis. 3 What keeps them up at night?Insert a representative Everyone has a fear, a pain point, a thorn in the side. Let your audience know you empathize—andpicture or illustration of an offer a solution.audience member in thisrectangle. It helps to put aface on the audience. 4 How can you solve their problem? What’s in it for the audience? How are you going to make their lives better? 5 What do you want them to do? Answer the question “so what?”—and make sure there’s clear action for your audience to take. 6 How can you best reach them? People vary in how they receive information. This can include the set up of the room to the availability of materials after the presentation. Give the audience what they want, how they want it. 7 How might they resist? What will keep them from adopting your message and carrying out your call to action?© duarte.com 2008
  • 31. Seven Questions to Knowing Your Audience 1 What are they like? Demographics and psychographics are a great start, but connecting with your audience means understanding them on a personal level. Take a walk in their shoes and describe what their life looks like each day. 2 Why are they here? What do they think they’re going to get out of this presentation? Why did they come to hear you? Are they willing participants or mandatory attendees? This is also a bit of a situation analysis. 3 What keeps them up at night?Insert a representative Download @ www.duarte.com/books Everyone has a fear, a pain point, a thorn in the side. Let your audience know you empathize—andpicture or illustration of an offer a solution.audience member in thisrectangle. It helps to put aface on the audience. 4 How can you solve their problem? What’s in it for the audience? How are you going to make their lives better? 5 What do you want them to do? Answer the question “so what?”—and make sure there’s clear action for your audience to take. 6 How can you best reach them? People vary in how they receive information. This can include the set up of the room to the availability of materials after the presentation. Give the audience what they want, how they want it. 7 How might they resist? What will keep them from adopting your message and carrying out your call to action?© duarte.com 2008
  • 32. Focus on creating a professional persona
  • 33. Resume & Visual Website/ resume portfolio Relevant networking
  • 34. Alex Rister,communication specialist
  • 35. What makes for a greatvisual resume?
  • 36. Supplement, not replacement.Image: S. Diddy
  • 37. Juhan Sonin’s word cloud resumeShowcasestechnical &creative abilities
  • 38. Showcases personalityImage: vnysia
  • 39. Student visual resume examples
  • 40. Crysta Timmerman
  • 41. Spencer House
  • 42. Slideshare visual resumes
  • 43. ReallyUglyRésumés@jessedee Updated Version
  • 44. MYAN T I-RESUMEDAVID CRANDALL MANIFESTO
  • 45. (by Empowered Presentations)
  • 46. about. me
  • 47. Online business card/gateway
  • 48. LinkedIn visualizers
  • 49. Vizualize.meEasily customizable, quick upload.
  • 50. re.vuMore options/visualizations. Slightly buggy.
  • 51. Graphic design visual resumes
  • 52. (Click to visit his site)
  • 53. Janegardner.com
  • 54. One final thought to get you started...
  • 55. thinkingdigital[I]t comes down to what you value, what you do, and for whomyou do it. --Nancy Duarte, presentation goddess
  • 56. ReferencesTypefaces: Museo Slab by Jos Buivenga and EdmondSans James T. EdmondsonChristensen, S. T. (n.d.). Reinvent Your Career: Lessons from Chrysler . Forbes. Retrieved April 10, 2012, from http://www.forbes.com/ sites/stephaniechristensen/2012/02/17/reinvent-your-career-lessons-from-chrysler/Duarte, N. (2008). Slide:ology: the art and science of creating great presentations. Sebastopocol, CA: OReilly Media.Duke, M. (n.d.). What is Creativity?. Emory University. Retrieved April 10, 2012, from http://creativity.emory.edu/what-is-creativity.shtmlLagunas, K. (2012, February 8). Multimedia and the 21st Century Resume. Software Advice. Retrieved April 10, 2012, from http:// blog.softwareadvice.com/articles/hr/multimedia-and-the-21st-century-resume-1020812/Libby, A. (2011, December 20). Stand Out for Success: The Secrets of Self-Promotion. Daily Muse . Retrieved April 10, 2012, from http:// www.thedailymuse.com/career/stand-out-for-success-the-secrets-of-self-promotion/LinkedIn. (2011, December 13). LinkedIn says the 2011 most overused professional buzzwords in the United States are â €œcreative,LinkedIn Press Center. Retrieved April 10, 2012, from http://press.linkedin.com/node/1051Marrs, M. (2012, February 10). The First Step To Building Your Personal Brand | The Daily Muse. Daily Muse . Retrieved April 10, 2012, from http://www.thedailymuse.com/career/first-step-to-personal-brand/Martin, K. (2009, October 23). Resume 101, Part 4: Julie Elman | The Visual Student. The Visual Student. Retrieved April 10, 2012, from http://blogs.nppa.org/visualstudent/2009/10/23/resume-101-part-4-julie-elman/Pink, D. H. (2006). A whole new mind: why right-brainers will rule the future. New York: Riverhead Books.

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