Recently a May 2010 blog post re-surfaced and generated a lot of discussion among my colleagues in career services at other institutions. The article, Graphic Resumes: 35 Most Creative Resume Examples, shared examples of how people used graphics to demonstrate their experience and make their resume more interesting.
The examples in the article are mostly full graphics. A candidate could also use small graphics or a graphical layout to their resume to create eye appeal or to organize the information in a new way.
Do you have to? No, but some people are showing their creativity by using graphics in their resume.
Is this an appropriate technique for all fields? No, each candidate must think about their targeted audience and present their information in the most appropriate way for that field.
We would love to hear how alumni are either using graphics to create interest or to demonstrate strengths. Post your thoughts or links to examples in the comments section of this page.