Mohammed Mahgoub’s resume is reminiscent of infographic resumes, but he’s done it up in a more handily, lighter, flyer style. It’s more a fusion of a light resume and a light info graphic that’s clear and effective.
Looking it over, there’s a few lessons to learn:
- The large “this is my resume” stripe is a different touch. Another example of using text in different ways.
- He has all the parts of a “regular” resume, but divides them up. The upper half is about himself and education, with the specifics in the lower half.
- The skill levels are a nice touch, and help communicate his abilities.
- Including the recent projects is a good idea – and includes a quick way to show skills.
- The picture is a good, personal touch – and making it a non-standard shape goes with the resumes sense of being different.
- There’s very little extraneous here. It’s a precise resume.
- The lack of extraneous elements, the skill arrangements, all communicate fast. I can get an idea of what he’s about with little effort.
A few things that are worth addressing:
- Though I like the “this is my resume” stripe it may be just a bit overage and dominating.
- Due to the use of space, updating it may be hard.
- The skill section’s different colors are nice, but I’d suggest making the colors mean something. Relate colors to suites of products or purpose, and it could communicate more.
- The icons are a nice addition, but I am not sure they’re needed – or if it may need more.
- His employment section is rather diminished. It would be better to play it up more considering his considerable experience and skill set.
Steve’s Summary: A good solid resume with useful information and little extraneous, it tells me what I need to know fast.
[“50 Shades of Resume” is an analysis of various interesting resumes to celebrate the launch of the second edition of my book “Fan To Pro” and to give our readers inspiration for their own unique creations.]
– Steven Savage