Carmen’s Team Pick:
Have you ever made a website for yourself with a header of your great hair? Do you find yourself frantically updating your resumé before applying for 30 different internships all while smoking a cigarette? Are you super into infographics? I am.
When someone told me, a soon-to-be college graduate who is so overwhelmed by the soon-to-be end of her high-rolling times within her little college bubble that she often looks for jobs in strange cities at 3 AM, that I could turn all of my boring text on my boring resumé into a beautiful, colorful, exciting, dynamic – and totally easy and pre-made – infographic, I broke down. I made one immediately and I never turned back. And to be honest, it’s trendy over here at vizualize.me.
Vizualize Me is a free online service that you – yes, you, who cries at every party about the great times you have had these past 3.5 years and how you want to get a job in every city just in case – can use to transform all of your work experience, education, skills, portfolio links and interests into a fun, full-page infographic that you don’t even have to format. You simply plug in the information via text input, that horrible thing you did at your last internship, or import your resumé. You can also sync it directly with your LinkedIn, which makes it the best reason you kept yours. Plus, it’s totally customizable, so you can reflect the real you:
Once your information is in all the right boxes, Vizualize Me will change up the fonts, colors, and shapes to make it super cute. You’ll breathe a sigh of relief, copy the customized URL into the signature of your email on your iPhone, and start to feel like people without one are inferior to you. Next thing you know, you’ll be gainfully employed, and with every gainful employment afterward your full-page infographic will evolve with you with the click of a trackpad, or, if you have a Microsoft laptop, the button underneath.
And when you’re done, you just go on up to the menu and select “print,” because it’s good to go for your next interview, too.