Create Your Free Infographic Resume

Last July, I wrote about how I’ve been waiting since April 2011 for Visual.ly to provide me the ability to create cool infographics with little to no graphic design skills – and for free. Because I’m cheap budget-constrained.

Today, I finally got my wish!

I’d seen some email notices from them about their Marketplace where you can locate people you could pay to design infographics for you; but, if they told me before today that there were free plug-and-play ones out there, I missed it. That whole inbox zero thing never really worked for me.

Today, however, I actually opened the email from them and read “Check out our Visual Resume data visualization tool!” Which I did because that sounded like a cool addition to the visual CV/portfolio that I created on Pinterest.

Turns out this is one of handful of co-branded infographic templates now available on the site. Most are what I’d classify as just-for-fun like one tied to my Facebook stats and the Sherlock Holmes TV series called “Elementary.”  But, some more useful ones allow you to create a Venn Diagram (might try that one to update my Enjoli Woman post) or a visualization of Facebook Page statistics.

Then there is the newest one for creating a visual resume. You just choose one of their templates – sponsored by Kelly — then log in with your LinkedIn account and boom! There are currently five styles to choose from, but hopefully there will be more in the future because I was almost tempted not to share these for fear everyone would start to have one like mine. <wink>

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5 comments

  1. dora smith · January 11, 2013

    I like this visual resume layout a lot. I played around earlier this week with Vizify but it didn’t display quite as much detail as what you show from visually. I was looking for an easier way to replicate what you already had on your Pinterest resume ;-). I really want to be you in the next life! Anywho, thanks as always for the tips on the latest tricks of our trade.

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  2. Laura · January 12, 2013

    Aww… You’re going to make me blush Dora! Glad you found the templates helpful and now I need to investigate Vizify.

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  3. dtewfik · February 27, 2013

    Although I really like the idea of using a free service, I never found the customizability that I needed to show off my creativity.
    I ended up making it myself in Photoshop– check it out: http://www.dtewfik.com/cv
    Thoughts?

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    • Laura Thomas, ABC · February 27, 2013

      Nice work! If I had the time and skills, I agree that custom would be the way to go.

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