LinkedIn's new "Volunteer Experience and Causes" feature, launching today, encourages users to tout their selfless deeds to land better jobs. And a survey of users of the social media service suggests employers prefer do-gooders.
Given how many folks are looking for work these days (and desperate for their resumes to stand out in the pile), a startup like Vizualize.me was inevitable. Its algorithms and templates take your boring, vanilla C.V. and automagically transform it into a Feltron-esque personal infographic at the push of a button. "In the age of data overload, the text resume is slowly becoming a living anachronism," the company's press release intones ominously. "The average resume is now over 2 pages long with more than 1000 words." Who wants to deal with that?