Infographics are all the rage these days. They are produced by companies large and small, agencies, market research firms… Everybody. They are also being used as personal branding and job-search tools. There are even applications that create infographics out of resume data!
Well, while doing some housekeeping on my files I came across a couple of documents that I created back in 2005, when I still was on the job market. I did not know that then, but they were in fact job search infographics: a Personal Blueprint and a Resume Timeline. :)
I never actually sent them to employers. I remember showing them to a good friend from business school, someone whose opinion I trusted, and he advised me not to use them. He thought they were too “cute” and “gimmicky” and were going to hurt my chances. So I shelved them.
Maybe I was just too early to market.