Visual content is HOT…but what is it exactly? Pictures, videos, infographics, and images. There’s an old saying, a picture is worth a thousand words. Visual content stirs emotions which leads to engagement, interest, click-throughs…many things.
In job search mode or any marketing campaign, your challenge is to leverage the power of pictures to entice your audience. The posts I am sharing this week are from articles I’ve liked and shared so I hope you enjoy them too.
OMG- Don’t Do This
The LinkedIn headshots in the post below are…laughable, scary, unusual or just plain bad! If you think the photo you use on LinkedIn is no big deal- you are wrong, wrong, wrong!
Is Your LinkedIn Profile Picture As Good As These 14 Real Examples? Linkedinsights by Andy Foote
(By the way, the second part of Andy’s post is a contest and pitch- engagement is up to you. I am not endorsing Andy’s services, merely sharing his collection of examples.)
I despise the traditional resume for thousands of reasons, but mostly because people can’t write about themselves well or convincingly. That’s why I’m a huge fan of visual resumes- there are so many ways to showcase your talents. One of many is through a presentation (think Powerpoint).
4 Steps To Creating a Visual Resume That Stands Out SlideShare Blog
You can get pretty creative with a presentation deck and if you are looking for ideas and inspiration, this post has them! And if you aren’t familiar with Slideshare, you should be!
The Number One Mistake
And while we’re talking about presentation decks, how about this deck by Gary Vaynerchuk…
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Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.