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.
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.
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
Example of a Resume Infographic Created Using Vizualize.me
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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I’ve tried Vizualize.me and many others. The best of the bunch is re.vu – it’s professional and the result worked for me. example: http://re.vu/BarackObama
Thanks for telling us about re.vu. That is a beautiful resume format…good enough for the President. Good to know about this online resume tool!