Visual Resume – why and how ?

Traditionally we are taught through our college systems and our surroundings especially for the scenario of the first job. All of us are not really sure about what to provide as information and what would impress. Reducing 20 years of your learning and adolescent years into a sheet of paper is always going to be difficult. And to make this unsure, a lot of people get into the bad habit of making use of templates from Microsoft Word, which are used by a billion other people.

The best way might be to use some of the templates, but ensure that they would go online to check a visual resume that you have prepared. I know that a lot of you guys are thinking, its not for me. That is exactly why its for you. Not everyone will adapt into it, and it will give you your canvas to draw out your life in form of slides, adding another dimension to your resume. Have I convinced you yet ? No ?? Guess I will have to use this presentation for it.

 

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In the above slides, @jessedee offers some good and compelling advice on why you need to make a visual resume and how you can go about creating one using presentation software that you probably already have on your computer.

A visual resume is obviously not any replacement for traditional resumes yet but it can certainly help you accentuate your achievements and education better. Meaning, your traditional resume can be a way for you to direct someone to go ahead and look at your Visual resume that you have added online.

I know some of you guys will need some inspiration, to get some ideas. However, I would suggest you to look at these only as inspiration, else the entire exercise would have lost its meaning. A visual resume is something that should be personal to reflect you only.

 

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How can I just let you guys leave this post without showing my attempt at the same, be nice this visual resume was built over 3 years ago, and I will be putting up a newer updated version based on what I have done and what I have learnt in these few years. BTW, my Visual Resume has been viewed over 16615 times, Downloaded over 3000 times and shared over and over. So well here goes..

World’s best Presentations – 2010

Slideshare.net which was one of my most frequented websites a couple of years back to learn everything from Social Media to well Green Awareness campaigns, hosts every year a competition for the world’s best PowerPoint presentations. And believe you me, these presentations are nothing less than a feat themselves, to be picked out of over 5000 presentations which include presentation guru’s like Seth Godin and Garr Reynolds, is an honor by itself.

For those of you who have not yet looked at slideshare.net this is good time to do so. To cure the world from death by PowerPoint, it is really important to start using some really interesting techniques that are mentioned in various presentations on the site. If you look at them carefully, there are at least three elements common among all the winning entries – the use of large fonts, there’s very little amount of text used in slides and you’ll find no more than one picture in each slide and it often fills up the entire space.

In fact, you can also slowly be able to present as elegantly as Steve Jobs. Well I understand that there are many different faucets to his presentations, however the actual slides can be as good as what he does.

Getting back to the Presentations that are really outstanding, presentations that have been picked as the World’s best from the visitors and the Judges alike, here are the 3 best :

Apart from these if you would still want to check on my world’s best presentations, you can check out my share of presentations on Slideshare.net, you can check it out here.