Let's face it. Resumes are necessary and still very much alive in applying for employment. However, there is now a more technological and more modern approach on how best to deliver your resume information. Even though I spent a long time on creating my paper resume, it was difficult to transfer that into a digital format. Be ready for a long and tedious process in transferring all that information. I chose to try the LinkedIn Resume Builder when I created a visual resume. Yes there are many different types out there, and probably some that are cooler, but I liked the ease of this visual resume. All I had to do was use my LinkedIn profile, and the website used that information to create my visual resume. Not only was this easy, but
it reminded me to make sure I update my profile. Some companies do look on LinkedIn when researching a candidate, and it is important to have as much detail on your profile as possible. When creating this resume, I realized how much information is missing when comparing my paper resume from my digital resume. With today's digital world, it is best to update and adapt to fit into this world. That includes creating a visual resume to give you that extra "pop" when applying for a job.Also, I found another website called DoYouBuzz, and it will take your LinkedIn profile and create a finished visual resume as well. So in other words....put everything on your LinkedIn profile so you don't have to spend another hour copy, pasting, and typing away at another resume! I also like DoYouBuzz more, because this website gives a user more ability to design the template. There are more options in style, design, and color that made me having fun creating this resume!
LinkedIn Resume: http://resume.linkedinlabs.com/jvzsf3v8d