The Anatomy of an Outstanding Résumé [infographic]

April 1, 2014 |  by  |  Business, Education, Lifestyle  |  2 Comments
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The importance of résumés has been ingrained in me by my mother for a very long time, and she has worked in human resources longer than I’ve been alive. A good résumé is vital to securing employment in today’s job market. When done correctly, your résumé should show that your education, experience, skills and achievements reflect what is required of the job to which you are applying.

I have not sent out a single résumé in recent years that hasn’t been proofread at least five times. And yet every time I do, I feel paranoid that my résumé will be the one that gets tossed aside for not standing above the others. I’ve even been working on a complete renovation of my résumé recently hoping to show off some of my design skills and making it eye-catching at the same time.

While résumé design does matter, the quality of the content is key. Although this infographic says otherwise, the objective statement isn’t really necessary anymore. It has become replaced by the executive summary, which is where you explain who you are and what you’re looking for. It seems companies are more interested in personality than immediate goals.

My advice aside, take advantage of these helpful tips to improve your résumé so that you are able to win potential employers over in a matter of seconds.

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How To Moonwalk [Infographic]

March 31, 2014 |  by  |  Entertainment, Mind-Blowing  |  1 Comment
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So first of all, I just found out from my roommate the other night that Michael Jackson would send the music he was writing to his label by singing all of the parts – check out acapella ‘Beat It‘. So awesome.

As most people know, MJ was not only an amazing singer but also an innovative and amazing dancer. If you don’t know this already, just look up the music videos for Beat It, Smooth Criminal, and Thriller on youtube. He really elevated the music video to a new level of awesomeness. This gif-infographic however focuses on his most infamous dance move of all – The moonwalk.

The steps sound easy – start with your left foot forward with your body-weight on the ball of your right foot, then you slide your left foot back and shift the weight to your other foot and repeat – but it will take a lot of practice.

What I love about this infographic is how it’s uses a gif layout to simply and elegantly show dance steps. I haven’t searched yet, but I’d love to see more infographics like this for more dances, music fundamentals, or even cooking. I think there’s a bright future for the gif-infographic.

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House Stain Remover Guide! [Infographic]

March 30, 2014 |  by  |  Education  |  1 Comment
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There’s nothing worse than getting a stain on your favorite outfit. Stains can ruin dates, relationships, job opportunities, and lives. Sometimes finding that barbecue stain on your white tee shirt can be just as heart wrenching as the end of “Old Yeller”. And what’s more, is that not everyone has a bottle of shout or some other fancy stain remover laying around the house (looking at you, college kids).

What if I told you there was a way out? What if I told you, as your tears fall on that once-killer, now ketchup-stained denim jacket, there are numerous household solutions to tricky stains? Well, stop crying- because that’s exactly what I’m telling you. For instance, get rid of that urine stain (the one you blamed on the dog) with nothing but a little bit of vinegar and baking soda. What about coffee stains, the early morning vice of so many people? Simple, lightly rub it with a little bit of your nighttime vice- beer. Recently join a fight club? It’s cool, I won’t tell anyone. But it might be advantageous to know the home remedy for blood stains- rub the stain with cold water before washing. If you rub it with hot water, you’ll cook the protein and essentially create a permanent scab on those sick acid-wash jeans.

Whatever pesky stains are ruining your good time- there is most likely a way to remove them with everyday household products. If you can’t find a method that works for you in this infographic, then it’s probably an ugly outfit anyway and you should just throw it away. [Via]

 

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Tap Into The Business Of Craft Beer With Kendall College [infographic]

March 29, 2014 |  by  |  Business, Food  |  No Comments
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The world revolves around beer. Beer has been a significant part of human civilization for years and years, and continues to be one of the most culturally inspiring beverages. Today’s infographic will be looking at a specific subculture of beer: craft beers.

Craft beers (the beer I like to call “underground beer”) is made in microbreweries. Microbreweries are known for their dedication to the style in which the beer is brewed and the uniqueness of the taste.  It is called a craft beer, because it is enjoyed for its “brew value” as I call it. Craft beers are generally independently brewed as opposed to being just a corporate product.

About 36% of consumers drink craft beer. It has become a lot more popular amongst the younger generations with 43% of millenials digging it versus the 32% of baby boomers.

If you’re looking to get your brew on the market, this infographic suggests that you show your customers how well you know your beer by pairing it with certain food items. For instance, a wheat craft beer might go really well with sushi, while an IPA would complement curry.

Also, if you’re serious about starting your own microbrewery, now would be the time to do so. Sales of craft beers are expected to triple  by 2017. I am by no means an economist, but more is good, right? Right. [via]

 

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Mac Parts and Repair Problems [infographic]

March 28, 2014 |  by  |  Tech  |  No Comments
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One day I sat my computer down in a violent way. From this point on whenever I turned my computer into power mode it would make a sound similar to that of a bird chirping while attempting to fly, but then the bird dies. Like any college student I shrugged this off and said “oh well, guess I’ll use the library’s computers.” Even after I found out that the hard drive was the only thing broken on the entire computer I ended up at Best Buy getting ready to buy a new computer. Directly before throwing $1,200 of my parents money on a new Lenovo Yoga 2 I realized that a mere mortal like myself could potentially change the hard drive without buying a new laptop, and without paying a service charge. Thus began my journey.

This journey involves YouTube, a knife, a screw driver, and $1,000 worth of savings. I fixed my computer, it felt great, journey over. If you own a Mac, your computer could also break. Use macpartsonline.com to get any parts you need to fix it yourself. I promise it may be the most empowering thing you do all year.
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