Want a new job? Want to look like you “get” the whole Internet, multimedia thing? Check out VisualCV, a free, interactive, on line resume. When I first saw their Web site, I thought it was too good to be true. There has to be a catch. It’s the same way I feel every time I post and sell something on Craigslist. I’m always thinking, why do they do this for free?
Well, similar to Craigslist, there are free components and then there are the extended benefits, which you have to pay for. But the freebies are still quite a value. The free version allows you to add video, audio, charts and documents to your resume or to the sidebar. You can place active links to your blog, Twitter or LinkedIn accounts. You get a personalized URL for your resume that you can update from anywhere in the world. This means that no matter how long it takes a potential employer to look at your resume, it will always to be up-to-date.
The paid “premium account” gets a customizable URL, multiple VisualCVs, monitoring of who is viewing your resume and status updates on jobs applied for through Visual CV.
For those visual learners out there, I have attached another cute video tutorial if you want to quick run down on VisualCVs.