In this post, we show you how to get started with creating an infographic resume using PaanGO. To get your free account register at PaanGO.
Once you have registered with your email and set your password, you come to the Build section where you enter your details to create your infographic resume. Once you have entered the necessary details, you preview your resume using Admire. You can make necessary changes as required to make your resume look good. Once this is done, your resume is ready to be shared from the Share link and then Track it.
Building your Infographic Resume
You use the Build and Admire to create and visualize your infographic resume. This is the section to enter the details of your resume. It should not take you much time.
Build has various sections like Basic, Skills, Strengths, Education, Experience, Social, Special Projects, Honors and Awards, Certifications, Patents and Recommendations.
Fill in some of the details as mentioned in this section. Some of the important sections are Name, Phone, your address like City, State & Country. It is great to enter your professional goal as well along with your latest picture. Other sections such as Skype id, Use WhatsApp, Willing to relocate are not mandatory. The purpose of providing WhatsApp is for the recruiter to get in touch with you through that media.
Click on “Add”, enter the Skill Name and your Skill Level and save. You should enter one skill with each entry. For multiple skills, go to “Add” again and enter it. If you have just started learning a skill and undergone recent training on the same, you should rate yourself as a beginner for that skill. If you are on the job and using the skill for less than 2 years in full time role, you might rate yourself as Intermediate. You rate yourself as a Practitioner when you are using the same skill for more than 2 years in a full time role. You are an expert when the same skill is used in full time role for more than 5 years. It is extremely important to provide the correct rating of your self as this will enable you to find the right job match. In future, we may put in a check to test your skills to match your level. Also, if you need to enhance your skills in certain areas, some guidance and help may be made available to you.
This section helps to show your natural strength and may be used to find the right job for you in future. This is not mandatory. You can go to University of Kent and take the test. This should not take you more than 10 minutes. Once you are done, you can enter the test scores here.
This is an important section and you should provide the right details. You may or may not chose to provide the grade / marks. The important details needed to be filled here are the School / College Name, Begin and End Year, Degree and Field of Study.
This is an important section to enter your professional experience details. Click on “Add Position” and then enter details of each of the position held in a given organization or in different organizations. Fill in the accurate Position Details and complete this section. If you are currently working in this role, click on the check box beside “Is this your current role?”.
You can provide your various social links. It is important to have a positive social media profile. Recruiters check for the social media profile and google you (read more…). You can make the life of the recruiter easy by providing all the social media sites you use and insure the recruiter sees all your profiles that represent you and not someone else. This is also the time to remind yourself of your social profiles that exist and review them before you apply for your next job.
This is a great place to show your skills through the various work you have done. This is a testimony of your skills. If you can provide your URL, the same will be displayed in your profile. If it is a youtube video, the video will be embedded into your infographic resume which can be viewed from within your profile. This is a cool feature
Honors and Awards
This is an important section to highlight all your achievement. The information you provide here should be true and relevant.
Click on “Add” to add the various certifications you have received. In case you have a License Number and a URL providing the details of the certification, it will add credibility to your certification.