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Data Visualization Using Video Infographics

Why data visualization, infographics and video infographics have become so popular over the last couple of years?
Answer to this question is very simple:
More than 40% will respond better to visual information than plain text.
You can transform your data to creative stories.
YouTube is the second largest search engine after Google, which means your infographic video can bring huge traffic to your blog, online portfolio or business website.
Infographics have higher click-trough rate than plain text, which, again, guaranties more visitors to your online presence.
Video format will definitely grow in the future, and it is probably the best format for content marketing.
If we would transform these facts into the nice videoinfographic , it would look something like featured video in this post.

Infographic About Average Day on The Internet

Internet Usage Around The World

Numerous individuals say that the Internet is the biggest invention ever, and I think it is absolute true.Since the first manufactured satellite Sputnik,was sent to the space, our planet has never been the same.These days computers , tablets and smart phones are so affordable to the point that in each home you can find at least one of them. Internet connects people all around the World and You can discover a lot of qualified information about everything you like.
Here is an amazing Infographic how an average day on the Internet look like…

Average day on the Internet
Average day on the Internet

Infographic Resume – New Type of Resume for Creative Professionals

What an infographic resume really is?

If you are reading this post, probably you have checked  Bing, Yahoo or Google search engines on the term  “Infographic resume” and you have seen many wonderful, creative  documents full of graphics that come up on your screen. At this point I have to agree with you that they look fantastic at first glance, because the colorful charts, design, graphic elements and visual data presentation makes infographic resume a terrific CV .

Not Everyone is a Graphic Designer…

Unfortunately, not everyone is a graphic designer, and to make a professional-looking infographic resume can be a difficult task for the technically unskilled applicants. For those of us, who are  not talented in design, it can also be expensive to hire an experienced designer to work on career-oriented infographics.

Most of the Infographic resumes are made using Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop software by talented graphic artists. Obviously, the best and most effective use of this new type of resume  is specifically for creative professionals.

If you are not looking for a job  in design or media industry, infographic resume may lead you to the failure.

Here are some tips and key points why employer might not be impressed :

  • Deficiency of keywords or not enough job related words density means no invitation for interviews. It is a fact, that about 85% of employers use some kind of automated system to review resumes today.
  • Immense file size from graphics implies your infographic resume will be dismissed by filtering system, employers’ websites or email attachment size limits. You will not get any feedback on this either.
  • You will lose the audio and behavioral learners quickly (50%). Image based learners only make up about 50% of the world population. So, why reduce your chances?
  • Color preferences – everyone has their favorite and least favorite. So, why risk to be rejected based on that alone?
  • Resume based on Infographics means employers don’t get qualified information they need to make a right choice (traditional requirements on resume length still apply).
  • You are focused on making a info graphical document instead of giving potential employers what they need most.
  • In a side-by-side comparison with a experienced professional resume writer’s work an infographic resume is all style and lacking substance. The vast majority of employers admit: the quality of the content matters most in making decision who is the right candidate for an interview.

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This “fashion-CV” is often used by students and those who have just graduated from college or trade school. Unfortunately, it is usually, because they do not know better, or they fall in love with an attractive and creative data visualization. But in fact, infographic resume can be tiger traps, if you are not very creative career as a website designer or graphic artist. That is when infographic resumes are very beneficial, especially if you link them to the traditional CV, your LinkedIn profile or online portfolio.