Visual Representation of Your Skills and Work History
During class on Thursday, we were assigned to complete an infograph which will be due at the beginning of class, via Twitter, for the next class. This assignment was open-ended in the previous Advanced Social Media course but for ours we must center it around our personal resume.
To begin creating your infograph, it’s best to look over your resume and start highlighting key details. Try to write up some notes about how it might be best for you to convey each point after looking at what options there are on your chosen sites. Lastly, once you have a rough draft written up, have someone else look over it for clarity.
It’s Imperative to Have an Updated Resume
To create an infograph from your resume, you’ll first need a current resume.
Online there are many templates and guides for creating your own resume. Aside from this assignment, it is advised to have a resume and continually update it (not just your LinkedIn page) for employment after graduation. To begin or freshen up yours, check out the Purdue Writing Lab here.
Choosing a Site
Ike Brunner provided a list of sites that would make great inforgrams, though there are more free sites available via search. After testing out a few sites, choose the one that seems to work best for the points you want to make visually. Follow this guide from Entrepreneur that proves tips for an effective infograph (in the very format of an infograph).
Here are the sites that Ike and Russ have recommended:
Requirements for the Infographs
Each infograph must have at least five points represented from our resumes but they all need to be clear and a quality piece of the resume. Having a friend look over the spelling and doing a grammar-check before finalizing the infograph is highly recommended. Creativity is also necessary to receive all of 50 points available.
What struggles are you finding or think you will come across when translating your resume into an infograph?
Do you think you would look forward to giving a potential employer a resume-based infograph?
What are your ideas for adding creativity to your assignment (if you would like to share)?