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TECHNOGRAPHIC

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Some resumes are leaden with technical data (software applications, hardware worked with, etc.) and this can be burdensome to the reader; what works better in technical bioblogs is to trim the fat off and let the visual effect take precedence over the deconstructed text. In this bioblog, the human element of the character behind the work is clearly the more important item; the rest of the story, data-wise, is reduced to the essential elements–a tagline approach. He not only makes it clear what he does but he defines the overarching challenge of the industry per se: “the race is …” and then parallels his “project & positions” next to his “credentials” to make a powerful summary of his employability. He clearly knows his business.

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Written by 1stbioblogger

May 14, 2007 at 5:28 pm

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NESTED STORIES

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This bioblog provides a sense of entertainment while simultaneously documenting an impressive work record that is emboldened by graphics that instill a sense of curiousity. If you can make your reader’s response to your offering (of experience or whatever) one of “What’s this?” you will have gotten past the first stumbling block since standard resumes (that the reader is daily besieged by) have no curiosity, no mystery, no ummph. Building a few touchpoints of interesting images are not an attempt at “personal branding” but simply a way to give the reader a well-deserved break from the monotony of words and words alone.

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Written by 1stbioblogger

May 14, 2007 at 5:13 pm

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ALL BUSINESS

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Don’t think a bioblog just because it incorporates graphics into its structure can’t provide a wealth of information like a strongly written resume can; the visual aspects are an additional strength, not a liability. This bioblog is a good example of how a single page can be loaded to the hilt with not only the “who, what, when and where” of usual resumes, but a good bit of “what it was like there” in the process. In other words, the visuals make it different from just the bare facts and stripped down essentials of the business; in this bioblog, the graphics empower the business of it.

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Written by 1stbioblogger

May 14, 2007 at 5:08 pm

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