During my time in various marketing manager roles I have spent countless hours sifting through CVs, both good and bad trying to find that stand out candidate. When I sit here and think about it, not 1 has really struck me… The content has in some instances been enough to make me pick up the phone and arrange that 1st interview but in the creative world of marketing, shouldn’t be be changing the game a little and pushing some boundaries?
With the recent rise of infographics (an illustrative view of inforamtion) I thought the 2 should maybe be combined to create a new breed of CVs. To shoshow you all how these may turn out, I have gone ahead and done one for myself.
Is this the future of CVs as we know them, or is this just one of many documents that can be turned into something a lot easier on the eye than yet another word document. Company profiles, vertical market overviews, product roadmaps, case studies… The opportunities are endless and it has certainly got me thinking about the way in which we produce and consume information.
Have a think about an infographic next time you need to produce something and ask yourself – ‘Will this be more appealing to the audience?’ I’m sure in most cases the answer will probably be yes.