Kinzaa is a tool that job seekers can use to create data driven resumes that are heavy on design and light on text. Unlike standard resumes, which can be quickly scanned over and tossed aside by hiring managers, Kinzaa’s resumes – which it calls “infographic resumes” – use graphical icons and charts to help job applicants stand out from the crowd.
Create an account with Kinzaa, and in less than three minutes you can be on your way to building an infographic resume of your own. Kinzaa invites you to import your LinkedIn data or add content to your resume manually, just like you would add personal and work information to a social networking profile. Follow the web-app’s lead by adding your name and contact information, personal website, and a concise elevator pitch. Next, start rating your specific work skills, like task analysis, management, and prototyping. The ratings that you give yourself will be reflected in the icons and charts that show up on your finished resume. Graphical icons will also be used to showcase your main responsibilities at each of the past jobs you list, along with your personality characteristics. Once you’ve added all this information – along with your education history, preferred work setting, and expected benefits – your new resume will be complete.
Each Kinzaa user gets a unique URL that he can give out to business contacts as a way to network and get his resume seen. Kinzaa also makes it easy for people to print or save their resumes as PDFs. For individuals who want resumes that place a heavy emphasis on job skills and workplace responsibilities – as well as design and data – Kinzaa is an excellent tool.
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