Spice up your resume [infographic]

August 23, 2011 |  by  |  Business, Lifestyle  |  6 Comments
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Resume writing is critical throughout your professional life. Resumes open the door to an education, a job, and a lifestyle. While in the past a simple paper resume did the trick, with the messy job market and fast growing technological resources resumes definitely need a sprucing.

As we undergrads have found, the slow growth of the job market and the large numbers of graduates makes for a very sticky situation. Of the hundreds of applications, how does an employer choose just one? If your resume doesn’t sparkle, you may just get left in the dust.

This clever infographic gives a ton of tips to get yourself noticed. From the most pleasing fonts (Georgia, not Times New Roman), to tips and tricks for online resumes, video resumes and tips for an employer friendly online presence, you can find ideas to boost your employer desirability. This guide will help your resume stand up from the crowd. A modern resume for a modern job market. So before you continue applying to job after job, spice up your resume to spice up your life! [Via]

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If Web Browsers Were Celebrities [infographic]

August 22, 2011 |  by  |  Entertainment  |  10 Comments
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The internet is a beautiful thing and we all access it in a different way, some of us use Google Chrome, some Safari, others Firefox. Not to mention the other, smaller, browsers such as Opera, Flock, and Netscape. Does Netscape even still exist? Once upon a time Mozilla Firefox was considered the cure to Internet Explorer (surprisingly, still the most popular browser), but with Google’s rise and experimentation allowed it to outshine Mozilla. In my opinion Chrome is the best browser, having a very simplistic design with the most window space. Although there are extensions in Firefox and options you can change in other browsers to make them more like Chrome, Google made it the default first.

Today’s infographic If Web Browsers Were Celebrities may not be an educational one it is a fun one. The design is simplistic but attractive with fun content to boot. Although the celebrities don’t have much detail the comparisons seem to be pretty accurate. I especially like the Firefox, Morgan Freeman comparison, it is pretty hard to hate on either of those.

I’ve never really used Opera except for on my phone for a little while nor have I ever used Flock, but their comparisons seem to be relatively good from what I read about them. [via]

Celebrities as web browsers

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What You Need to Live Off the Land [infographic]

August 19, 2011 |  by  |  Environmental, Food, Lifestyle  |  No Comments
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This summer I started to rent a place down in Texas that is somewhat in the country. I have around an acre or two I can mess around with and after reading today’s graphic I’m tempted to grow my own sustenance. Most of the people on my street have a few cows, horses and donkeys. If they’re nice people, and if the livestock wouldn’t be too expensive, imagine getting fresh milk for your cereal every morning.  Hell yes!

I’m also a big fan of meat, so becoming a vegetarian would be difficult. I’d definitely need some little piggies and a chicken coop to complete my ultimate breakfast. Although I would miss my trips to HEB, home-grown food would taste so much better. If I do plant anything soon, it would probably be tomatoes. My mom grew them when I was a little kid, and the store’s tomatoes just aren’t very good.

Solar power would also be a nice thing to have. The energy bill sucks when you’re air conditioning is battling 105 degree heat everyday. If you’re feeling independent and hate your grocery bill try your hand at being self-sufficient with the help of this graphic. [Via]

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Stash That Cash! [infographic]

August 18, 2011 |  by  |  Crime  |  4 Comments
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The recent stock market flurry is a bit unsettling, so why not trade everything in for cash? Maybe not the best idea, but say you have a large sum of money that you need to hide. Lucky for you, this infographic is going to make you an expert on the subject.

If you want to get really fancy, you can attempt Walter White’s cash stash by lining the walls of your own house with money. Not too practical unless you’re a high roller. I’ve seen plenty of other shows where the air vent is a popular hiding place, and the infographic suggests this as a good idea. But with all this exposure, maybe the air vent is becoming too predictable.

The black-and-white nature of this infographic is potentially misleading. I want to see some statistics on how often burglars find valuables in certain locations. Surely not every suggestion they make is equally secure. [Via]

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What is Crowdsourcing? [infographic]

August 17, 2011 |  by  |  Marketing  |  6 Comments
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What is crowdsourcing? I didn’t know how to answer that question until 30 minutes ago when I Googled the term. And I learned that I have willingly taken part in crowdsourcing several times. Most recently, I obediently cast my vote for a co-worker’s 2-year-old to be the next face of Baby GAP. Perhaps you remember Netflix’s $1 million challenge to innovate a better movie prediction algorithm for the company’s website? That is another (much better paying) instance of crowdsourcing.

Today’s infographic takes a look at the practice of crowdsourcing projects: what it means, where the term originated, and how it works. The pros and cons of the technique are also lightly discussed. Based on my small experiences, it seems like a great idea for both companies and for consumers if used fairly. A company can get essential input from their target audience, and that audience is given a voice and the opportunity for recognition. However, there is a legitimate argument against crowdsourcing. The infographic describes this argument perfectly as one of its cons: “Crowdsourcing drives down the market value of once high-priced professional products and services allowing amateurs to compete in the market but closing out trained professionals.”

As both consumers and professionals, what do you think about this practice? [Via]

Crowdsourcing Infographic

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