During my recent public Idea Mapping Workshop in Livonia, MI there was a flurry of interest in using idea mapping software to create resumes. This was inspired by the examples that some of the participants had previously seen on this blog (see Carl’s Giosa’s resume along with Eric Giosa’s and Kevin Nast’s).

Janet Hart was one of those who decided to turn their resume into an idea map. I’ll share her son’s (who is a senior in high school) in a following posting. Janet used NovaMind to create her resume. It was a bit of a process for her both getting used to the software as well as adding the images, but this is her final version — at least for now!

So this begs the question on whether or not to provide both a linear copy of the resume in addition to the idea map. So far the response has been positive with only providing the idea map, but know your audience and industry to be safe. There are some real die-hard left brains still out there!

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