SparkRiver Releases Innovative App that Creates Infographics for Resumes
- Posted on September 26, 2011
- in Press Releases
Boca Raton, Florida – As Washington struggles to find a solution to the massive unemployment problem currently plaguing our nation, job seekers are getting a unique new tool to help them stand out in a highly competitive job market. Job Lander is a new app from SparkRiver that creates personalized infographics for job-seekers to place into their resume. Job Lander can transform a resume from a basic text document to a much more dynamic and informative instrument. Job Lander is available for iPhones and iPads for $2.99 and can be downloaded from the Apple App Store
“The Job Lander App was created to be a powerful tool for helping job-seekers get noticed and ultimately land a job. Having a highly professional infographic on your resume really differentiates you from other candidates. In fact, I’d say it’s impossible for an employer to not notice a resume with a Job Lander infographic on it. It also makes your resume easier-to-understand, and more memorable.” says GP Miller of SparkRiver, the developer of the App.
With the typical job opening yielding potentially thousands of resumes, employers can be overwhelmed by the number of candidates they need to evaluate. Employers can benefit from applicants using the Job Lander App because its infographics can greatly reduce the time it takes to evaluate a candidate’s resume.
Over the past several years, infographics have become one of the most popular methods of displaying data. They help people understand lots of information quickly. Although infographics appear frequently on the web, in the media, on signs, and in books, etc. they have rarely been seen in resumes, probably because they require specialized design skills and/or significant cost to create them. “With Job Lander, anyone can create a world-class infographic for their resume,” says Miller, “Think about it, for the price of a single cup of coffee, you could significantly increase your chances of getting noticed by a key employer in this impossibly competitive job market.”
Job Lander is designed for people with no graphic design skills. It enables anyone to create world-class, highly-compelling infographics with little effort. Job Lander intuitively creates a personalized time-line that graphically displays the user’s employment and academic history as well as key milestones and skills. Users simply input their work and school information and Job Lander creates the infographics. Users can then easily tweak and experiment with colors and shapes to put their personal touch on their own infographic. Job Lander’s infographics have been designed to fit seamlessly into the top portion of any resume. And Job Lander exports the infographics as vector PDFs so they can be placed into any word-processor resume and produce crisp, sharp quality print outs.
Job Lander not only makes resumes stand out from the crowd, it also helps job seekers promote themselves using social media. The app features a simple, single-button share function that can broadcast a user’s infographic on Facebook and/or Twitter. According to the Jobvite Social Recruiting Survey 2011, 89% of U.S. Companies will use social networks for recruiting. Because Job Lander’s infographics are interesting to look at, they can be highly effective at catching the eyes of potential employers recruiting on Facebook and Twitter.
The new Job Lander app features a simple user interface, thoughtfully designed to make it easy to customize and experiment with graphics, choose a variety of brilliant colors, intuitively add personal data, and share infographics with a single tap via email, Facebook and Twitter. Using Job Lander, an infographic for a resume can be created in minutes and could effectively catch the attention of a potential employer.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.2 or later
* 1.7 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Job Lander 1.2 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category.
SparkRiver is a digital innovation firm located in Boca Raton, FL that creates breakthrough apps and helps companies revolutionize their brands, their marketing, and their bottom line through integrated digital solutions. The team at SparkRiver are 15-year veterans of the advertising and technology industries. They provide strategy, marketing, and technology solutions. Copyright (C) 2011 SparkRiver. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.