Working at a staffing company, our IT recruiters receive hundreds of resumes a week. It takes a lot for a resume to really standout from the rest. We recently received a striking infographic resume from one of our candidates, and knowing how much it takes to capture our attention, let me tell you, we took notice; especially when we realized they had used a Canadian company called vizualize.me to create it. 

Have you tried Vizualize Me?

The Toronto based company, Vizualize.me, started out with the idea that traditional text-based resumes could use a revamp. With that notion, they created an online resume format that enables anyone to create a visual representation of their resume- no graphic design skills required.

The goal, CEO Eugene Woo puts it, is to “reinvent the resume by building something more relevant, more visual and more dynamic.”

How It Works

Vizualize.me takes your LinkedIn profile and converts it into a graphic webpage for you. To transform the data from text to spiffy infographic, Vizualize.me scrapes your LinkedIn profile information, (assuming you’ve entered all the data requested on LinkedIn), and then uses it to create a customizable visual representation of your professional experience that you can share on your social networks.

Vizualize.me Acheivements

On the Vizualize.me website in the ‘about us’ section, it states the company’s ultimate goal is to become the future of resumes. It seems Vizualize.me is well on their way to achieving that vision.

Among Vizualize.me’s achievements:

  • 40,000 users signed up while they were still in beta
  • Winner of Startup Weekend Toronto 2011
  • Winner of International Startup Festival’s Top Elevator Pitch
Here’s a video of Eugene Woo at Startup Weekend which was screened at Startup Weekend Toronto on Friday November 18th, 2011.

Startup Weekend – Full from Eighteen Eighty on Vimeo.

Example of a Resume Infographic Created Using Vizualize.me

Vizualize.me

Image from Mashable

Have you used vizualize.me? What were your results? Did you get many compliments on your resume after using vizualize.me?

 

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