Why Infographic Resumes May Not Be Best
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

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It’s always good to think of ways to make yourself stand out as a job seeker. Sometimes the more creative or innovative, the better. But other times, it may not be worth your while. True, if you work in creative industries, creative resumes might be the best look. But if you’re in an industry that’s not into bells and whistles, it may be best to keep it simple.

Though infographic resumes have become all the rage in industries such as media, marketing or PR, Brazen Careerist offers reasons you may want to think twice before investing time in creating one.

1. Statistically speaking, infographic resumes are not for you: Most careers are not creative. You may enjoy dressing your cat in a hat at home, but once you get to your cubicle, you’re all spreadsheets and invoices, and that’s just fine.

Creative industries comprise four percent of all businesses and two percent of all employees, according to Americans for the Arts. That means that only two percent of you could probably benefit from a funky infographic resume.

Read more at Brazen Careerist…

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.


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