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Infographics: Kids Will Soon Turn Assignments In This Way

One of the new Huffington Post hires first came to widespread attention a couple of months ago when he was just a wee journalism student and turned his resume into an infographic (a graphic timeline, the oldsters might call it):

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I predict that students will soon apply to colleges using these -- or substituting them for your olde timey book report / diorama assignments -- and that the results won't be nearly as elegant or useful as this example. It gets worse.  Pretty soon PowerPoint will have an infographics option, along with the Facebook version, and there will be an Infographics app for your smartphone offering to turn any report, website, or dataset into an easy to read visual representation for just 99 cents.  

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Agreed !! And, the students will need a place where they can track/store their accomplishments ...... www.studentforce.com

As noted in the article, this is first generation and we will all be experiencing a learning curve with the new software and technological programs. However, it does look very impressive but my concern lies with all the art work and graphics, will the reader get lost and not focus on content and accomplishments. Also, if this becomes the norm, who is going to teach those who are not in school how to use these programs? I hope that the tutorials and this program is extremely user friendly are there are going to be some very lost individuals who will not only struggle with the technology while also struggling to find a job. I only hope that the introduction of this program is gradual, but still, very impressive, and may take some of the guess work as to how to best format your resume, which I would gladly welcome.

As noted in the article, this is first generation and we will all be experiencing a learning curve with the new software and technological programs. However, it does look very impressive but my concern lies with all the art work and graphics, will the reader get lost and not focus on content and accomplishments. Also, if this becomes the norm, who is going to teach those who are not in school how to use these programs? I hope that the tutorials and this program is extremely user friendly are there are going to be some very lost individuals who will not only struggle with the technology while also struggling to find a job. I only hope that the introduction of this program is gradual, but still, very impressive, and may take some of the guess work as to how to best format your resume, which I would gladly welcome.

I work in corporate recruiting now, and get these things every so often. I *hate* them.

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