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Resource: Visual CV

I stumbled upon (not with the software) this CV (I would not have my cellphone number public like this) and thus was introduced to Visual CV (warning: big annoying Flash promo). From their about pages:

The VisualCV makes a traditional resume come alive with video, pictures and a portfolio of your best work samples and other supporting documents. Informational pop-ups provide background data on the companies you’ve worked at and the colleges you’ve attended. You can securely share different versions with your own network of employers, colleagues and friends, and control who sees what.

You can create a similar resume/portfolio with WordPress, but you need CSS fluency (your own or someone else’s) to tweak WordPress templates. The permissions part, that’s harder with WordPress — either the portfolio (or certain pages) is public or it isn’t.

I’m surprised a site like LinkedIn hasn’t already offered the eye candy that’s in this site (multi-media, work samples, etc.).

By Kathy E. Gill

Digital evangelist, speaker, writer, educator. Transplanted Southerner; teach newbies to ride motorcycles! @kegill

2 replies on “Resource: Visual CV”

VisualCV is a great tool for standing out and getting noticed. Sure, a tiny percentage of the population could “roll their own” with their own web site but in doing so they’d be clearly putting their job-finding energies in the wrong place and they’d be missing out on the visibility gained through the growing list of companies and recruiting firms also signing up in support of the changes VisualCV is bringing to the way people present themselves professionally.

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