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3 ideas for more colorful resumes

Technology has disrupted how we do just about everything, from the way we connect with one another to how we plan vacations to shopping.

How you get into college, find a job, secure an internship or apply for a scholarship is no exception. Paper resumes, business cards and binder portfolios are fast becoming out of date and digital portfolios are the new normal. 

We’ve come up with 3 ways to transform your traditional body of work into a dynamic, multimedia story that will tell your whole story better than any piece of paper ever could.

 

1) Create a resume collection.

This is an especially good option to consider for a student’s college application or other opportunities where they have more time and space to talk about themselves and their work. Creating an entire resume collection allows you to break up your learning journey or professional story into digestible chunks. From here, you can pick and choose what to make public or which collections to share with select individuals. Examples of pages inside a resume collection could be:

Each page should have images, text, video and other elements of evidence demonstrating what you have done. This as a thorough and complete resume and will provide the most accurate depiction of who you are and what you can do.

2) Build out your resume visually.

This is also called a resume infographic or the visual resume. In short, it’s a traditional-medium resume (single page PDF), but with a fun graphic twist. If you’ve seen an infographic, you know the basic concept is to illustrate data and information in a visual way for quick understanding and comparison. It provides a snapshot picture (literally) of who you are and what you do. There are lots of great tools out there to help you create a good infographic resume, like Canva and PiktoChart, just to name a couple.

3) Embed your resume on a page.

This is the simplest way to get with the times is to digitize your resume on bulb. Using our “attach file” feature, you can upload a PDF of your traditional resume and embed it directly onto a bulb page. Because we integrate with Google Drive, you can also link any supporting files. You’ll want to take a few minutes to write a short introduction on the page, but this quick approach will make your resume accessible to anyone, anytime and anywhere using a URL.

Once you’ve digitized your resume, you can include links to your bulb page anywhere. Because any type of content can be loaded to your bulb digital portfolio, you can keep adding to your work to create a more complete representation of who you are, what you know and your accomplishments. The best thing is to get started so you can show and share your accomplishments in one place for life. 

15 January 2019