1. Robby Leonardi
Robby Leonardi’s website consists of two parts: an interactive resume and a design portfolio. The interactive resume is designed in a very interesting way, it seems like a SuperMario game in which the designer goes through his skills and experience.
I launched my interactive resume website on October 10, 2013. I updated my status and tweeted about it. Then I submitted my website to several design competitions. Things were still pretty slow for a week, but not after that. I remember I woke up and freaked out when I saw hundreds of new emails in my mailbox. Being featured in some award websites definitely had a lot to do with it.
Other people’s posts and comments on social news websites also helped to spread the news. Chain reaction in social media already grew big enough and made significant impact too.
Those made me very happy until I saw my website went down one day. It turned out that my hosting company could not handle the enormous traffic. I was panic because I was in the middle of design competition. I quickly moved to another hosting company and my website got back to business again. The viral effect kept spreading out and things got better after that. News media talk about my website. I appear in local and international magazines.
People from around the world contact and congratulate me. I guess you don’t have to become a rockstar to experience that. A web designer can do just the same :)
Larabee gave us permission to post parts of his interactive resume:
Start to finish, creating my interactive resume, using the edit tools to customize it and then sharing links to it on Twitter took about 30 minutes – nowhere near as much time as I’ve spent creating other online resumes.
With an interactive resume, jobseekers actually know what hiring managers are clicking on and even the last link they clicked on before they stopped exploring other links on your resume. Welcome to the future! These four job seekers have picked up the skills of tomorrow and created some outstanding interactive resumes.