May 23, 2012

ResumUp – Visual Resumes for Stylish Job Seekers

Hiring managers who receive hundreds or thousands of resumes for a single job opening usually don’t have the time to read pages worth of career objectives and employment histories in 12-point fonts. In an effort to get their attention, an increasing number of job seekers are turning toward visual resumes.

ResumUp is a visual resume tool that imports data from your social media accounts and uses it to populate your resume in an infographic format. Just import the data you’ve saved on other social networks like Facebook and LinkedIn into ResumUp, and watch as the application creates your professional timeline. Timelines include your past work experience, as well as education, making it easy for hiring managers to see how long you worked at various companies and how long ago you graduated from school. You can also add relevant skills, values, personality traits, hobbies, and anything else that might help your resume stand out from the rest of the pack.

When your visual resume is complete, you’ll see a colorful page chock full of infographic elements showcasing all your most impressive skills and talents. ResumUp resumes can be shared via Facebook or Twitter. Or, for a less social-centered approach, you can export your new resume as a PDFor PNG file for printing and sharing via email.

Practical Uses:

  • Make a resume that will get you hired
  • Impress employers with your creativity
  • Show off your stellar employment history in the timeline section
  • Get hired with a resume that stands out from the crowd

Insider Tips:

  • Import data from LinkedIn and Facebook
  • Resumes can be shared on Facebook and Twitter
  • Users can download their resumes as PDF or PNG files
  • ResumUp resumes come with very limited branding

What we liked:

  • Automatic imports speed up the process of creating resumes
  • Users can edit the data that’s imported from their social networks
  • Resumes can be easily shared with hiring managers online
  • Users can add additional sections to show off their special skills and talents

What we didn’t like:

  • ResumUp resumes do include branding elements, which can take away from the professionalism of the resume


Company Info:

  • Launched: 2011
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Russia
  • Founded by: Eugene Barulin
  • Web site:


  • Free


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