• Learn How to Build a Powerful Personal Brand That Will Differentiate You and Allow You To Compete in the Global Marketplace.
  • 10 Steps to Make Your Own Personal Infographic

    A creative way online to describe and brand yourself in just a few minutes.

    Start by visiting the online infographic wizard created by ionz.

    Don’t speak Brazilian Portuguese? Me neither, so click the UK flag in the upper right hand corner of the screen to have the text translate before your eyes.

    Do it yourself tips

    Be careful with your choices. You can start over if you want to, but you can’t go back and make a change once you’ve started.

    Step 1 – Enter your name

    Type your name and click the right-pointing arrow. There’s a bug that will sometimes prevent you from typing more than the first letter of your name. If it happens, refresh the page and try again.

    Step 2 – I am

    Click the familiar girl or boy symbol. As you hover the mouse over either, it will pose for you. Once you make your choice, the site will also show you pie charts about previous visitor’s choices.

    Step 3 – My main transport is

    I rollerblade a lot and that isn’t an option, but I’m sure most people will be covered by the choices here (not sure how many people use a helicopter as their main mode of transport, though).

    Step 4 – I like to eat

    I’m pretty sure the first one is a veggie dish.

    Step 5 – I identify with

    This one is just fun.

    Step 6 – I have ? email accounts

    As in ‘how many email accounts do you use actively?’

    Step 7 – I talk more using

    The post-click statistics seem skewed on this one. Maybe it’s a cultural thing.

    Step 8 – My favorite social network is

    Be honest.

    Step 9 – I stay online ? hours daily

    Slide the dial to whatever’s appropriate, but if you need more than 12, maybe you should stop now…

    Step 10 – I sleep ? hours daily

    Again, dial it in.

    Once you make this last choice, the first version of your cool infographic will appear.

    If you click ‘Personalize infograph’, you can change the color scheme and add your avatar. You’re supposed to be able to add a message, such as your personal brand tagline, but there must be a bug because I wasn’t able to do it (in Internet Explorer or Firefox) .

    Multiple personal brand uses

    Save the final image as wallpaper for your computer or:

    • Add it to your website’s about page
    • Blog about it
    • Upload it as a photo to your Facebook page

    Another creative way to tell people about yourself.

    If you like infographics as much as I do, you’ll love my 33 Gorgeous Job Search Infographs and Infographics.

    Author:

    Jacob Share, a job search expert, is the creator of JobMob, one of the biggest blogs in the world about finding jobs. Follow him on Twitter for job search tips and humor.

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