communities. It was only a matter of time for the visual impacting resume to show-up in what LinkedIn is attempting to motivate its membership to leverage.
It's not new and I am not sure that I appreciate tools that pass product launches as new. Valentino Martinez said:
These types of “display resumes” have long existed in: the arts; artistic design; the visual-arts; packaging display, brand & marketing management professional communities. It was only a matter of time for the visual impacting resume to show-up in what LinkedIn is attempting to motivate its membership to leverage.
However, “professional” and “display” may or may not be the cohesive end result when all is said and done. While you feel this type of resume will not overtake the standard traditional resume – I feel it has the potential to take that resume to the next level – because recruiters and hiring managers want to know and also want to validate the veracity of what is stated in a resume.
While “words” literally say it – the power of a well done/powerful visual can give those words a new level of credibility. To use your example of photography – what better way to make an assessment of impacting photography than impacting photography? Words alone would not do it justice.
My concern is that a rash of poorly done -- even unprofessional display resumes will most likely be the result unless the displayer has the capability and material to make it work…professionally speaking. This new trend will no doubt create a cottage industry for Visual Arts majors and others to come to the aid of people wanting to better portray their stuff to magnify what their resume tried to say with words alone.
However, since it is a post under FORUM it'll soon disappear under layers of new Forum posts and become out-of-sight and out-of-mind. You'll have to continue to post it on a regular basis to remind members that their suggestions are welcome.
And the Suggestion Corner, if you will, can show everyone's contribution(s) by date and action taken. Or not.
My suggestion is to enter it onto the SUBJECT LINE as a new option under the title: "SUGGESTIONS"
In this way anyone accessing RBC will automatically go to the SUBJECT LINE and see SUGGESTIONS, among all the other options, and maybe make one.
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