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The Infographic Resume: How to Create a Visual Portfolio that Showcases Your Skills and Lands the Job by Hannah Morgan

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CHAPTER 5

Infographic Resumes

 

The earliest forms of communication were pictographs painted on cave walls, advancing to Egyptian hieroglyphics, and finally to the alphabet and printing press, which exponentially spread the written language. It’s been hypothesized that our brains can process pictures faster than words. The classic example that is used to prove this point is a picture of a circle versus the words “a curved line with every line equidistant from the center.” Today we are bombarded with data, facts, and information. Our language has grown from 207,930 words during Shakespeare’s time to over 469,470 in modern times.1 Perhaps this complexity is why our primitive brain craves the simplicity of communication through pictures. Add to ...

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