CVgram.Me – Turning Your Old Resume 2.0

CVgram.Me – Turning Your Old Resume 2.0

Networking is crucial. Even more so if you are searching for a job. Somebody you knows knows somebody who knows somebody who needs your set of skills. Or at least is having an interview for a job. Recommendations become much more accessible. But what if you don’t have your network built up? What if you are starting to build it? Of course, you will need to represent yourself in the best way possible. So one of the usual ways is through CV. Cue CVgram.me.

What helps you when you are starting out is something that will make you stand out. Making facts and numbers and experience stand out from the rest of the similar competition is a tricky business. Maybe you will make a video, or will experiment with google ads, perhaps you will try ransom (not that we encourage it) or you will get some help from your girlfriend. However, although some of those CV’s have some information about their creators, a lot of them are counting on the “Surprise!” effect to do the trick. That has its advantages,  but what if you need to crunch pure data? How to represent that in an interesting way?

Everybody Loves Infographics

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Cvgram works for you in several ways. It will help you create an iconographic CV in mere moments. However, the catch is that you are using Facebook or Linkedin. If you are using those social networks to update your work experience information, your CVgram will be done in matter of moments. After you log in it will automatically pull all of the information from your preferred network. Fun and animated process will allow you to edit the information if you want, and after a little tinkering your iconographic will be done.

After that, you can tweak your Cvgram even further an make it your own. You can pick from different themes/colour palettes, adjust your background and its pattern, choose your own font and few other details. Every change is instantly visible. If you want to edit your information later, edit profile section is here. You can edit personal and contact info, update your profile picture, edit your skills, add or remove your education, languages, achievements and previous positions and in the end you can add your favourite quotes. Your profile will automatically be private, but you can make it public in your settings.

Don’t Trash Your Old CV Just Yet

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To be honest, placing all your CV power in the iconographic is a risky business. In a day and age when before mentioned networking has a seizable power, CV sometimes seems like a outdated technique. However, not everyone is in a position to choose, so having data represented in a iconographic or any other unique way is always a plus. Huge plus for Cvgram is that its way of creating its iconographics is fun and visually very pleasing to the user. Maybe it is not a CV per se, but it is a seizable accessory that will add some fun to the job hunting process.

In a place where generic iconographic generators are pain in the ass, Cvgram.me is a bright spot that brings joy in that process. Easy to use, aesthetically very pleasing and customisable to your taste, it is a

Author:

Hrvoje Hrsto

Hrvoje is BA audio engineer graduate from SAE Institute in Ljubljana, currently freelancing and writing. His interests are music, television and all things geeky.

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