Visualizing Resumes 2.0

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

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  • VISUAL Resumes Become the signal, not the noiseThe James Kendall
  • In an age of abundance...http://www.ickr.com/photos/pedrosz/5173748531/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  • [M]eaning has become a centralaspect of our work and our lives. --Dan Pink, A Whole New Mind http://www.ickr.com/photos/mobilestreetlife/5946319814/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  • While stellar performance & reputation matter...Stephen Poff
  • The standard approach is not enough.http://www.ickr.com/photos/digger-c64/5375181724/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  • The path is not linear.http://www.ickr.com/photos/torsten-reuschling/4616055127/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  • Your reputation is virtual. Emilie OgezMatt Andrews Photo
  • You Body of work The webYou as a professional
  • Companies are increasingly relying on social networks ...to gauge candidates suitability. --Rachel Silverman, The Wall Street JournalShovelling Son
  • buzz.bishop 1 in 6 Americans found their last job through a social network. --Jobvitehttp://www.ickr.com/photos/x-ray_delta_one/4318014204/sizes/o/in/set-72157622042602566/
  • The basic function of a resume isnt going anywhere.Images: SOCIALisBETTER
  • Whats changing is how thatfunction is executed. --Kyle Lagunas, Software Advice Images: SOCIALisBETTER
  • http://www.ickr.com/photos/uravms/7979108304/sizes/l/in/photostream/Execute function
  • Im not creative.Kalense Kid
  • Wrong.Kalense Kid
  • Truth is, in most companies, youre probabl y not goingto get ahead just by doing a good job. To getpromoted, you rst have to promote yourself. --Anne Libby, The Daily Muse
  • What is Creativity?http://www.ickr.com/photos/x-ray_delta_one/3816770796/sizes/o/in/photostream/
  • The ability to disorganizehttp://www.ickr.com/photos/31246066@N04/6270966505/sizes/l/in/photostream/ received ways of thinking...
  • ...and to reorganize them Fallingwater Frank Lloyd Wrighthttp://www.ickr.com/photos/31246066@N04/6270966505/sizes/l/in/photostream/ in a way unknown before.
  • http://www.ickr.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
  • First, develop a brand mantraa ...simple...statement describing whoyou are and what you have to offer. --Megan Marrs, The Daily Muse Image: darkmatter
  • I am aSuperteacherempowering minds in thelearning revolution. Image: JD Hancock
  • Avoid the overdone & cliche.
  • Organizational Innovative Track record Motivated Dynamic Creative Communication skills Extensive experience Effective Problem solving10 most overused professional buzzwords -- LinkedIN
  • Instead... Identify what your strong suits are,http://www.ickr.com/photos/ndeliciousbass/4477273516/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  • and how you can breathenew life into them forupward momentum.--Stephanie Taylor Christensen, Forbes Woman http://www.ickr.com/photos/ndeliciousbass/4477273516/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  • So, what is your brand mantra?
  • http://www.ickr.com/photos/x-ray_delta_one/3886469710/sizes/l/in/set-72157622042602566/A job doesnt court you--you court the job.
  • So, get to know your audience.
  • 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 theyre 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 empathizeandpicture 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? Whats 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 theres 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
  • 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 theyre 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 empathizeandpicture 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? Whats 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 theres 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
  • Focus on creating a professional persona
  • Resume & Visual Website/ resume portfolio Relevant networking