Vizualize.me – Hey, someone finally got the “let’s kill all the resumes” thing right

For at least 15 years, I’ve not taken seriously the idea that a resume could be replaced. Why? Not because I didn’t think it could be done, but because every time someone set me up for a “resume killer” conversation, what they came back with was… well, it was lame. (And look, I take my share of the blame for ugliness of resumes in the early days of the Internet, we could have done better.)

Vizualize.me  – you guys did a great job. Combine the data quality of LinkedIn with a decent attempt at improving the user interface, and you come out with a really nice looking visualization. I assume they are not stopping with LinkedIn – reskinning data through interfaces and treating the UI seriously has lots of legs.

Here’s my test 

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Jeremy Shapiro is an executive in HR at a leading financial services firm, working on talent analytics. Formerly a Senior Vice President of the Hodes iQ Talent Management Suite at Bernard Hodes Group and is a co-author of the HR metrics book Ultimate Performance. Jeremy has coached hundreds of companies in recruiting and HR technology solutions across industries and sizes. Jeremy is a frequent speaker and author on HR technology topics and HR Business Intelligence topics, such as SHRM, IHRIM, the Human Capital Institute, HR.com and more. He is a frequent contributor to articles and whitepapers on HR Business Intelligence. Jeremy holds a Masters of Science in Information Systems from NYU and a B.A in Economics from Rutgers University. Specific topics of research include HR metrics, talent management technology, and next generation recruiting technologies.

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2 comments on “Vizualize.me – Hey, someone finally got the “let’s kill all the resumes” thing right
  1. Graham Carey says:

    I’ve seen a lot of resume infographics (google that term and you’ll come across countless examples) and the one component that always seems to be a little weak (including with this tool), is how to tie the critical capabilities/skills required for a job that you’re interested in to your own experience/development. While I love the idea and innovation behind this, I’m always left with a self-indulgent feeling instead of feeling like someone had a specific job outcome in mind. I don’t want to discourage innovation, but we have to remember what a resume is for and how one would use a tool like this. I think that you should be able to easily highlight what you think is critical to the job you’re looking at/for and help a user navigate through your experience/development/increasing level of achievement relative to it.

    PS – going to post this on Linkedin as well, so please disregard the double post!

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