There’s plenty of advice out there on what you should and shouldn’t write in your resume and what you should and shouldn’t say in a job interview, but what if you’ve done all the right things and you’re still not getting any call backs? For many of us, it’s not the lack of experience, skills or training, it’s the fact that you’re not presenting yourselves properly. It’s your story that isn’t making the connection.
You may have all the skills the employer is looking for but have you made enough of a connection to actually get noticed? For recruiters and hiring managers who are knee deep in applications, they’re looking for that something ‘special’. Something that sets you apart and gets them interested and intrigued. If 10 applicants are a perfect fit for the role, how will you be the one that turns heads? Like a good story, you need to create intrigue so that your audience wants more.
It’s a well-known fact that icons and graphics tell a story by synthesizing data, creating perspective and communicating meaning all at a glance. Infographics tell a compelling story that’s interesting, easy to understand, and universal. Good infographics are visually appealing and can be a combination of charts, photos, illustrations, graphs and videos and are designed to tell the most important parts of your story in a way that’s colourful and succinct. This is why ‘showing’ your career story in your resume is more important than telling it. Your message risks getting lost in all those words.
So how can you turn your dull old-fashioned resume into something that sets you apart from everyone else? If you’re a creative type, this could be quite simple but for the majority of us, you’ll need some guidance and tools to create something that really gets noticed (for all the right reasons!) And this is why I have developed Trumpet Page – an Australian-first visual resume creator to help you easily create an engaging infographic or visual resume. There’s nothing like it on the market and we’re the only site that incorporates both infographics and built-in writing support to ensure you create a resume that is simple, easy to understand, showcases your unique skills and presents you at your brilliant best. It’s the ideal mix of text and infographics. It’s not only visually appealing, but it still has all of the essential resume information that recruiters and hiring managers are looking for.
We’re launching out website soon in Australia, so go to http://www.trumpetpage.com.au and register for updates.