In today’s cutthroat job market, it has become an imperative for job seekers to create their sexy profiles to draw the gaze of employers. Help is at hand. Now, you can create a visually stunning resume.
Career network Beyond.com has launched a new Career Portfolio, a visually informative snapshot of a person’s career that can supplement a traditional resume.
This new tool, available for free maps career accomplishments into a timeline, allowing recruiters and HR professionals to quickly scan for the most relevant information on the candidate.
Announced today, March 20, Career Portfolio creates a pictorial layout that transforms often restrictive resume templates into storyboards of a person’s career. The end result is an infographic that serves as a representation of all relevant work experience, skills, education, certifications and interests.
It is believed that an average recruiter only spends 30 seconds or less on a candidate’s resume and the Career Portfolio’s concise gathering of data is an effective way to convey large amounts of information quickly and clearly.
With almost 4 billion resumes sent out annually, there is extensive frustration among job seekers that their communication to prospective employers is lost in a sea of sameness, according to Beyond.com.
“People tend to be visual learners and Career Portfolio provides a guidance technique that leads the eye to the most relevant information about a candidate, thus creating a powerful memory and lasting impression,” said Rich Milgram, CEO of Beyond.com.
“Each job candidate has a unique story to tell and now they have a much-needed tool to bring their distinct narrative to life. Career Portfolio enhances a candidate’s resume the way a telescope focuses on a singular image, distinguishing its qualities among a universe of stars.”