I got an invitation to join vizualize.me for a beta test earlier tonight. The service lets users create a resume formatted as an infographic; I loaded up my information and started playing with the templates. Half an hour later, I have a fairly cool looking resume – except for a few things, which (if addressed – this is only the beta version of the site) could make this far more powerful.
Note, the blacked-out bits are not part of the design scheme offered by the site. I put those in by hand, just for you.
1. I wish I could better control the positioning of the labels.
2. And edit their contents individually on the screen, instead of having to go into the side menu each time I want to edit something.
3. Unless further functionality is planned – for example, being able to set different fonts for each of the positions represented in the infographic – I don’t see why the software must require specific fields (aside from start and end dates) to be included. This was annoying in the case of my “playwriting” postition; I was required to put down the company where I was a playwright. I finally settled on rlbrody.com, even though this isn’t necessarily an entity that exists as a company or that I had ever thought of when my play Post was first produced in 1999.
4. The regions for which color can be selected seem arbitrary.
5. I wish the templates were more aesthetically pleasing. Maybe I can futz around more with the color settings and figure something out.
6. WHY CAN’T I EXPORT AS A PDF??? I can email myself a URL, I can share to all kinds of services, but there’s no way to do a print to PDF on this? Am I missing something, here?
Those minor quibbles aside, vizualize.me looks like it might wind up being a pretty cool resume-building tool.