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4 Simple Tools For Creating An Infographic Resume

June 30, 2012

As a freelancer or job seeker, it is important to have a resume that stands out among the rest—one of the more visually pleasing options on the market today is the infographic resume.

An infographic resume enables a job seeker to better visualize his or her career history, education and skills.

Unfortunately, not everyone is a graphic designer, and whipping up a professional-looking infographic resume can be a difficult task for the technically unskilled job seeker. For those of us not talented in design, it can also be costly to hire an experienced designer to toil over a career-centric infographic.

Luckily, a number of companies are picking up on this growing trend and building apps to enable the average job seeker to create a beautiful resume.

To spruce up your resume, check out these four tools for creating an infographic CV. If you’ve seen other tools on the market, let us know about them in the comments below.

1. Vizualize.me

Vizualize.me is a new app that turns a user’s LinkedIn profile information into a beautiful, Web-based infographic.

After creating an account and connecting via LinkedIn, a user can edit his or her profile summary, work experience, education, links, skills, interests, languages, stats, recommendations and awards. And voila, a stunning infographic is created.

The company’s vision is to “be the future of resumes.” Lofty goal, but completely viable, given that its iteration of the resume is much more compelling than the simple, black-and-white paper version that currently rules the world.

2. Re.vu

Re.vu, a newer name on the market, is another app that enables a user to pull in and edit his or her LinkedIn data to produce a stylish Web-based infographic.

The infographic layout focuses on the user’s name, title, biography, social links and career timeline—it also enables a user to add more graphics, including stats, skill evolution, proficiencies, quotes and interests over time.

Besides the career timeline that is fully generated via the LinkedIn connection, the other graphics can be a bit tedious to create, as all of the details must be entered manually.

In the end, though, an attractive infographic resume emerges. This is, by far, the most visually pleasing option of all of the apps we reviewed.

3. Kinzaa

Based on a user’s imported LinkedIn data, Kinzaa creates a data-driven infographic resume that focuses on a user’s skills and job responsibilities throughout his or her work history.

The tool is still in beta, so it can be a bit wonky at times—but if you’re looking for a tool that helps outline exactly how you’ve divided your time in previous positions, this may be your tool of choice.

Unlike other tools, it also features a section outlining the user’s personality and work environment preferences. Details such as preferences on company size, job security, challenge level, culture, decision-making speed and more are outlined in the personality section, while the work environment section focuses on the user’s work-day length, team size, noise level, dress code and travel preferences.

4. Brazen Careerist Facebook App

Brazen Careerist, the career management resource for young professionals, launched a new Facebook application in September that generates an infographic resume from a user’s FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn information.

After a user authorizes the app to access his or her Facebook and LinkedIn data, the app creates an infographic resume with a unique URL—my infographic resume is located at brazen.me/u/ericaswallow.

The infographic features a user’s honors, years of experience, recommendations, network reach, degree information, specialty keywords, career timeline, social links and LinkedIn profile image.

The app also creates a “Career Portfolio” section which features badges awarded based on a user’s Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn achievements. Upon signing up for the app, I earned eight badges, including “social media ninja,” “team player” and “CEO in training.” While badges are a nice addition, they aren’t compelling enough to keep me coming back to the app.

Your thoughts

Have you used a Web app to create an infographic resume? If so, which tool did you use and how was your experience? Let us know in the comments below.

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Cirque du Soleil / THE MOVIE

June 30, 2012

Cirque du Soleil Trailer – Worlds Away 3D film written and directed by Andrew Adamson. Hit theaters in the United States on 21 December this year.

Karl Lagerfeld Store @ St. Tropez (Temporary Store)

June 7, 2012

 

Karl Lagerfeld Store @ St. Tropez – This Friday opens the first store temporary legendary designer / photographer / creative. The retail store will remain open during the 5 months of summer, and a special collection of shirts may only be acquired here.

 

http://www.karl.com/

Norah Jones / Say Goodbye

June 7, 2012

Really good song from the new album “Little broken hearts”

Les Miserables – Official Trailer

June 1, 2012

An adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel set in 19th-century France, in which a paroled prisoner named Jean Valjean seeks redemption.

Director: Tom Hooper

Writers: Claude-Michel Schönberg (book), Alain Boublil (book)

Stars: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway

Copyright @ Universal Pictures and NBC (No copyright infringement is intended)

watermelon mojito popsicles.

May 31, 2012

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ADAPTATION by Conor Cronin shot by Paco Peregrin

May 31, 2012

 

 


ADAPTATION by Conor Cronin shot by Paco Peregrin

Yayoi Kusama for Louis Vuitton – Another Look

May 30, 2012

Louis Vuitton has announced who their latest collaborator is and it happens to be Japanese artistYayoi Kusama. LV reached out to the highly respected artist to tap into her affinity for dots and apply them to pieces for the world renowned luxury label. Past collaborations with Stephen Sprouse and Takashi Murakami generated tons of buzz, and we’re sure this latest series of limited edition items will receive a similar attention when they drop on July 11. See more info at the LV x Yayoi Kusama site.

Japan’s Scenic Hitachi Seaside Park

May 30, 2012

Filled with woods, gardens, a mini amusement area and cycling courses sprinkled throughout the park, Hitachi Seaside Park is a must-see for anyone venturing to Japan.

Dubai Water Discus hotel will allow guests to sleep underwater

May 9, 2012

 


It seems the construction boom in bustling Dubai is far from over – already home to several world record-holding projects, including the tallest building (for just a little while longer), the largest shopping mall and biggest man-made island, plans are now afoot to construct what will likely be the world’s largest underwater luxury hotel, the Water Discus. Several years ago, we reported on another such ambitious project,Hydropolis, which sadly never got past the blueprint stage. If Polish company Deep Ocean Technology’s (DOT) plans come to fruition, however, guests could one day find themselves asleep beneath the waters of the Persian Gulf.

Secret Garden By Dior

May 3, 2012 1 Comment

‘Dior Secret Garden – Versailles’
A film by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, starring Daria Strokus, Melissa Stasiuk and Xiao Wen Ju in La Galeries Des Glaces – Château de Versailles.
Music by Depeche Mode: ‘Enjoy the Silence’

Coachella eco-artist

May 3, 2012

 

Nestled between majestic mountains and the desert of Indio, California, The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Annual Festival is an event which gathers more than 300 thousand people listening to music. Beyond the musical chords, the festival turns to an artistic sidewith a number of times the space in continual communion with nature. The sculptures are made from recycled materials as a creative project sustainability. With this premise, a kite made of balloons floating sculpture forming a catenary-Balloon-Chain, structuresbamboo spikes that emerge from each other, prisms stacked in a pyramid shape,undulating spiers, arches fluorescent; installations made with trash cans ; cubesilluminated from lasers and dry ice, and inner tubes to generate ‘roots’ that arise from the floor. This is a complex and recycling facilities that coexist between ephemeral endemiccontext, both geographically and sensory.

By Fernando Resendiz

McDonald’s Wedding

April 16, 2012

Weddings can be complicated and stressful affairs so would you be loving it if someone was able to serve up the whole meal deal for you?

Imagine having your ceremony, reception, wedding cake and catering for up to 100 people provided for just £250.

There’s just one drawback – it’s at McDonald’s.

The Royale treatment: This couple became the first to marry at a McDonald's restaurant earlier this yearThe Royale treatment: This couple became the first to marry at a McDonald’s restaurant earlier this year

Couples can tie the knot at the fast food chain in Hong Kong from January 2011.

But while you may think any self-respecting bride would blush if she were to get married there, McDonald’s claims it has decided to offer the service only after acquiescing to public demand for it.

The danger of barbecue sauce squirting down the bride’s dress is seemingly inconsequential when compared to some people’s attachment to their local branch and the desire for a Big Mac and fries.

The idea first came about after one couple, who met at a McDonald’s, held their wedding reception at a branch in Hong Kong earlier this year.

I'm shaking: The happy meal couple share a slurp at their wedding buffetI’m shaking: The happy meal couple share a slurp at their wedding buffet

Helen Cheung, Hong Kong McDonald’s director of corporate communications, said: ‘Over the past two years, we’ve started receiving calls from people who want to have a wedding party in our restaurants. There are about 10 calls a month.

‘People said they’d dated here, or met here, and wanted to get married here.

‘We see this as a business opportunity.’

As if a McWedding wouldn’t be different enough already, it would have to be a champagne-free ceremony because alcohol is banned from the family-friendly restaurants.

And the bride shouldn’t expect any special treatment, such as walking to the front of the queue to collect her Chicken McNuggets, because she will have to vye for space with normal customers as McDonald’s plans to keep the branch open as usual.

But if, given the auspicious beginnings, the marriage lasts at least a year, the happy couple can return to celebrate their union again because the chain also plans to host anniversary parties.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1320488/McDonalds-wedding-Couples-marry-fast-food-chain-HK-January.html#ixzz1sEVoR9nO

New Quentin Tarantino‘s Film

April 16, 2012

Following the release of the excellent teaser poster for Quentin Tarantino‘s Django Unchained, The Weinstein Company has now released the film’s official synopsis.  Briefly, the movie takes place before the Civil War, and follows Django (Jamie Foxx), an escaped slave who teams up with a bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) in order to rescue Django’s wife (Kerry Washington) from a cruel plantation owner (Leonardo DiCaprio).  The outstanding cast also includes Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Garrett Dillahunt, Walton Goggins, RZA, M.C. Gainey, Dennis Christopher, Gerald McRaney, Laura Cayouette, Don Johnson, Tom Savini, and Sacha Baron Cohen.

Hit the jump to check out the full synopsis.  Django Unchained opens December 25th.

THE WOLRD ON ADVERTISING

April 16, 2012

 

Lollapalooza Line up 2012

April 12, 2012

Lollapalooza returns to Chicago’s Grant Park 8/3-8/5 with headline performances by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Sabbath, Black Keys, and Jack White. Also on board: M83, the Shins, Franz Ferdinand, the Walkmen, the Weeknd, and the reunited At The Drive-In and Afghan Whigs. Check out the full line-up below.

Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys, Black Sabbath, Jack White, Florence + the Machine, At the Drive-In, Avicii, The Shins, Justice, Passion Pit, Sigur Ros, The Weeknd, M83, Miike Snow, The Afghan Whigs, Bloc Party, Franz Ferdinand, Frank Ocean, J. Cole, Childish Gambino, Delta Spirit, Metric, The Temper Trap, Wale, Die Antwoord, Dawes, tUnEyArDs, The Head & the Heart, The Big Pink, Twin Shadow, The Tallest Man on Earth, Toro y Moi, Dr. Dog, Of Monsters and Men, Gary Clark Jr., Alabama Shakes, The Gaslight Anthem, Amadou & Mariam, Band of Skulls, SBTRKT, Tame Impala, The Walkmen, JJ Grey & Mofro, fun., Neon Indian, Dum Dum Girls, Washed Out, Aloe Blacc, Trampled by Turtles, Bear in Heaven, Blind Pilot, Chairlift, The Black Angels, Yellow Ostrich, Givers, Polica, Bombay Bicycle Club, Sharon Van Etten, White Rabbits, Doomtree, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Devil Makes Three, Oberhofer, The War on Drugs, Michael Kiwanuka, O Rappa, Bowerbirds, Orchard Lounge, Mona, The Growlers, Hey Rosetta!, JEFF the Brotherhood, Anamanaguchi, First Aid Kit, Wax, FIDLAR, JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound, Milo Greene, Los Jaivas, Kopecky Family Band, The Jezabels, LP, Yuna, Walk Off the Earth, Animal Kingdom, Dev, The Sheepdogs, The Dunwells, DJ Mel, Empires, Kevin Devine, Dry the River, Helena, Haley Reinhart, Imaginary Cities, Overdoz, Ambassadors, DJ Zebo, Chancellor Warhol, Laura Warshauer, Red Oblivion

Perry’s stage: Bassnectar, Kaskade, Calvin Harris, NERO, Santigold, Knife Party, Zeds Dead, Big Gigantic, Skream & Benga, Little Dragon, Porter Robinson, Sub Focus, Madeon, Zedd, Paper Diamond, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Star Slinger, Nadastrom, DJ Nihal, SALVA, & Kid Color.

Rafael Nadal’s new perfume Lanvin “L’Homme Sport”

April 12, 2012

Rafael Nadal signed a deal with Paris-based Inter Parfums to be their global ambassador for its Lanvin line of fragrances last October.

Nadal who helped develop a new Lanvin fragrance called “L’Homme Sport” was supposed to arrive for a summer 2009 launch.

But we don’t mind it to be earlier, aren’t we?

Inter Parfums is planning to launch the brand throughout Europe and the US. Not sure when it’s going to be made available in Asia.

Inter Parfums creates and manufactures several brands of fragrances and cosmetics under license, including Burberry, Paul Smith, Christian Lacroix and Van Cleef & Arpels.

Available in:
Eau de Toilette Vaporisateur, 100 ml, 65 euros
Après-rasage Vaporisateur, 100ml, 46 euros

(Via Rafael Nadal’s official website)

Make music with “Figure” #App

April 11, 2012

It’s never been easier to make music, thanks to a wealth of apps available for smartphones and tablets that put bleeps and bloops together to create amazing tunes. The latest is Propellerhead’s Figure.

Figure lets you combine drums, bass synth and lead synth together in a simple, blocky interface that looks fantastic on an iPhone screen or even when blown up on the new iPad’s Retina Display(despite the fact this is not a “universal” app).

 

It’s incredibly easy to use — a novice with no music experience will have a beat pumping out of the speakers within 10 seconds. Those with a bit more knowledge, however, will find the app surprisingly deep — you can tweak around with the pitch, filter, waveform, distortion and other effects, adjust the key you’re in, and even add a bit of shuffle.

It sucks you in. You’ll be on a bus, half an hour from your stop, and then look up again 45 minutes later, way past where you should have got off. There’s enough diversity in the included presets for the average user to not get bored for a while, and there’ll be value in here for more professional musicians, too. The only big omission, for my money, is a sequencer of some sort to lengthen the period of time that the app records for.

 

The objective was to make a portable music app that would appeal to both casual users and pros. Chief executive of Propellerhead, Ernst Nathorst Böös, told The Guardian: “We think musicians, regardless what level they’re on, will have phones, tablets and computers, and they will use them in different situations. Think about e-mail: You write an e-mail differently when you write it on your phone, compared to sitting down at your computer, taking a deep breath and writing a longer one. It’s still e-mailing, but dependent on the device and the situation. That’s how we see this.”

That’s reflected in the price point, which sits at a tremendously affordable 69p. Böös is clearly hoping for mainstream adoption to recoup the company’s costs, though the app was predominantly developed from the company’s previous work with the much-more-complicated ReBirth app, and its work on OS X.

If you’ve got access to an iOS device and you’ve ever even considered making electronic music, you need to pick up Figure. Expect to hear an awful lot of its influence in music released in the coming years.