Online Professional Identity
In my traditional resume, I chose to make it like a standard resume, but very in depth. For my headings, I used the Lucinda Calligraphy font, point 22 in my name heading, and point 14 in my other headings. I also made the heading font bold so it would stand out from the rest of the document and create visual hierarchy and distinguish between each sub-section of the resume. For the body content, I used Times New Roman, size 11 to allow it to be easily readable. I want this resume to catch the audience’s attention, but not distract them from my purpose. I kept the alignment simple, headings center aligned and body content left aligned, to keep the resume organized. I bolded my jobs and job titles so that is the first thing the audience sees; I want them to pay attention to my experience.
For my scannable resume, I used Times New Roman as my font. I used 14 point for my headings and 11 point for my body content. I chose the different in font weight to establish visual hierarchy in the resume to make it easy to read for the audience. I kept the formatting very simple so that when scanned, it would be readable by machines. I didn’t used fancy graphics to keep the purpose of the resume in tact. Since its purpose it to be read by a machine and stored in a database, it should be kept very simple.
For my LinkedIn profile, I included an image, summary section, education, experience, skills and expertise, volunteer experience and causes, additional information (link to resume), and contact settings. Aside from the mandatory requirements for this assignment, I chose to include a summary section to give the potential employee/connection a little information about me. I wanted my profile to be professional yet relate-able. I chose to include my skills and expertise so that the employer can see my abilities right from the start. I chose to show some of my volunteer experience because I’ve always believed that it’s important to give back because it makes you more well rounded as a person. Potential employers should be able to see that.
In my video resume I chose to focus on the five criteria I came up with in my Online Identity Report and showed how I related to each of them. I chose to use music to make it interesting, but I also made the music instrumental so that it wouldn’t be too distracting from the goal of the video. I used this video to show potential employers that I do have the criteria they are looking for. I used PowerPoint to help create the transition slides and used iMovie to put it all together. I cited the images and audio used in the description box of the video. I created contrast within the video by using separate slide to distinguish between each criterion and then using images to show I show those attributes.
I chose to do a map because I have done timelines in the past and wanted to try something new. I never knew that you could make your own maps in Google Maps so this was also my first experience at that. I decided to use this map as a personal narrative of the jobs that I’ve worked for and give a bit about what I learned from them and what they meant to be. I chose to do this to give it a more personal edge and show that I have gained something from each experience that I’ve had. I think I established good flow between each node by using different colors pins to distinguish them. My image citations are include as hyperlinks within the images.