RE: Interesting use of infographics for a resume

Subject: RE: Interesting use of infographics for a resume
From: Keith Hood <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com, William Gaffga <WilG -at- GibbsCAM -dot- com>, JimPinkham <Jim -dot- Pinkham -at- voith -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 2 Jul 2009 15:59:18 -0700 (PDT)


I understand what you mean. My point is, we don't have any say in who looks at the resumes as part of the hiring decision. The employers set up the hiring process as they please. So, we need to keep in mind the idea that resumes may be seen by several people who have a variety of attitudes about how resumes "should" be done. That means, unfortunately, the farther a resume gets from the middle of the road, the more likely it is to get bogged down in someone reviewer's like and dislikes.

Sometimes a bit of visual flair can be valuable in a resume, especially in positions where they want someone who is artistic or creative. But unless you know in advance that is the case, making a resume that is heavy on the visualization can be risky. I personally think a better approach would be to have a no-nonsense resume, and if the job is one where expertise in graphics or art would be valuable, to accompany it with samples. That way the person who will supervise the work can see what the applicant can do, and if need be the samples can be kept separate so they don't become an issue for anyone else.


--- On Thu, 7/2/09, Pinkham, Jim <Jim -dot- Pinkham -at- voith -dot- com> wrote:

> From: Pinkham, Jim <Jim -dot- Pinkham -at- voith -dot- com>
> Subject: RE: Interesting use of infographics for a resume
> To: "Keith Hood" <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com, "William Gaffga" <WilG -at- GibbsCAM -dot- com>
> Date: Thursday, July 2, 2009, 5:03 PM
> I'll concede on my original question
> #1 as a definite maybe, and concur that addressing #2 is not
> necessarily easy. Note that I did not say that the HR
> manager does not become part of the decision-making process
> at some point. Without getting into a long, detailed
> discussion at this juncture, let me just suggest that the
> person you first wish to convince you can and should do the
> job is the hiring manager -- and that the chances of
> obtaining a satisfying job are much better if said hiring
> manager advocates for you with HR, after that initial
> contact, rather than HR gatekeeper finding your resume in
> the haystack and deeming you qualified for a conversation
> with hiring manager.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Keith Hood [mailto:klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com]
> Sent: Thursday, July 02, 2009 2:31 PM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com;
> William Gaffga; Pinkham, Jim
> Subject: RE: Interesting use of infographics for a resume
>
>
> 1. If OSI pays better than anyone else, you bet.
> 2. Since when do we have any choice in whether or not the
> HR manager makes the decisions?
>
>
> --- On Thu, 7/2/09, Pinkham, Jim <Jim -dot- Pinkham -at- voith -dot- com>
> wrote:
>
> > From: Pinkham, Jim <Jim -dot- Pinkham -at- voith -dot- com>
> > Subject: RE: Interesting use of infographics for a
> resume
> > To: "Keith Hood" <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>,
> techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com,
>
> > "William Gaffga" <WilG -at- GibbsCAM -dot- com>
> > Date: Thursday, July 2, 2009, 10:44 AM Which begs two
> questions:
> >
> > 1. Do we want to work at old Stodgycon Inc.?
> > 2. If we do, do we want the HR manager to be our
> initial point of
> > contact?
> >
> > Jim
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: techwr-l-bounces+jim -dot- pinkham=voith -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> > [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+jim -dot- pinkham=voith -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com]
> > On
> > Behalf Of Keith Hood
> > Sent: Thursday, July 02, 2009 9:33 AM
> > To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com;
> > William Gaffga
> > Subject: Re: Interesting use of infographics for a
> resume
> >
> >
> > I like the idea but I think it would actually turn off
> some people.
> > This would be a great idea for showing a startup
> company that wants
> > people who are *vibrant and dynamic(tm).* But it might
> be to flashy
> > for the tastes of the HR manager at Old Stodgycon
> Inc.
> >
> >
> > --- On Wed, 7/1/09, William Gaffga <WilG -at- GibbsCAM -dot- com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > From: William Gaffga <WilG -at- GibbsCAM -dot- com>
> > > Subject: Interesting use of infographics for a
> resume
> > > To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> > > Date: Wednesday, July 1, 2009, 6:58 PM An
> interesting
> > use of
> > > infographics for a resume.
> > > http://theportfolio.ofmichaelanderson.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/r
> > > esume-
> > > infographic.jpg
> > > 
> > > --
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> > > www.GibbsCAM.com
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