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Turn Your Resume into an Infographic with Facebook App


Brazen Careerist is a career-management site for Gen-Y professionals – a feisty, tech savvy group that is the fastest growing segment of the working population.  For Gen-Y’s, the line between work and life is more blurred than for baby boomers – likely their parents – or for Gen-Xers – likely their bosses.  Gen-Y’s want to spend time in meaningful ways, no matter where they are.

Appropriately enough, one can find Brazen Careerist nestled on the cutting edge in job search tools for young professionals who want their search to be anything but traditional.  Traditional means tired and boring to Generation-Y, professionals searching for significance, variety and flexibility.  They don’t want to write black text about themselves on a white page; rather, they’d prefer to illustrate a visually impressive story about what they can do and how they operate.

Enter, a Facebook application rolled out last month that helps young professionals visualize their career, their professional strengths and goals. mashes your LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter profiles to give you an infographic resume, a personal work of art and expression of one’s professional skills, the creation of which isn’t taken lightly by graphic designers, and can be overwhelming to jobseekers.

I thought “Ugh” when I saw this.  However makes this professional presentation more simple and intuitive. “The Facebook app allows young professionals to present themselves in a unique way to employers,” says Brazen Careerist COO Ryan Healy.  The infographic career portfolio shows you not only your career strengths and areas for improvement, but also helps you track your networking by offering badges for connecting to other professionals.

Similar infographic resume creation can be found at, a Toronto based start-up that officially launched late September 2011. scrapes your positions, education, interests and skills from your LinkedIn profile and then attributes weights by the level of expertise you’ve attained.  These weights are then used to create a visual representation of your professional experience to date. and other tools will help visually represent your skills, passions and creativity.  A refreshing burst of energy for HR departments sifting through mounds of white paper and black text I’m sure!

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Patrick has been involved in the DC and Seattle startup communities for over 2 years... an eternity in tech startups! He has taken two companies from vision to reality as Operations Manager. Fresh off orchestrating a dream move from Seattle to New York, he intends on returning to finance/consulting while advising eager start-ups whenever possible. Reach him on twitter @Skelley84


2 Responses to “Turn Your Resume into an Infographic with Facebook App”



    Great article Patrick. You missed the best one! is a place you can establish your personal brand visually. It does what the others you mentioned, better. Check it out.

  2. designer is a good one, but a little helter-skelter in it's presentation. If you don't mind paying for the service there are much better, richer options in individual graphic designers out there who produce some great quality stuff. Another good one is, simple form and a phone call results in a one-page infographic resume you can actually use, unlike the web services that don't translate well if you try to print them to take to an interview.

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