CV as TagCloud

Idea from Elly and Robin.

From Wordle (a beautiful Java Applet)



  1. Gavin · July 2, 2008

    Hmm, I wonder what a potential employer would make if I sent that in! 🙂

  2. Paul Browne · July 2, 2008


    I’ve two answers to that one:

    1) The tag cloud is pretty close to what happens in your head when you read a person’s CV – scanning for keywords, and picking out the one’s of interest. So far so good.

    2) Until you realise that most employers run a mile from any non-traditional CV (with one partial exception). When you look at 20+ resumes to fill a post (at less than 1 minute each), anything that’s ‘too much effort’ to read gets binned. So people stick with the standard CV layout, even if it’s not great.

    The ‘Partial’ exception to this strict-cv-format rule is LinkedIn which is now an accepted (i.e. Mainstream) way for business to find good people.


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