The modern job search is incredibly competitive, and technology has made it easier for your resume and job application to be overlooked and discarded before you even make it to the interview.

Luckily, technology is also here to help. There's no longer a template for how to apply for a job -- you can use social media, websites, and even interactive campaigns to get your name noticed by a recruiter.

One resume format you may not have considered? Infographics. A highly engaging and visually appealing infographic that explains your skills and qualifications might help you stand out in the crowd and serve as a work sample when applying for a job.→ Download Now: 15 Free Infographic Templates

Venngage produced an infographic about how and why to use an infographic resume the next time you start the job search. The infographic is full of tips and tricks for making your visual resume as impactful and beautiful as possible.

It's important to note that an infographic resume won't be appropriate for all job applications. If you submit a resume in this format through an automated system, you could disqualify yourself if the technology can't read visual information, so it's best to stick to the format prescribed by the job posting.

Infographic resumes are a great fit for creative job titles that you're able to submit directly to a recruiter or hiring manager via email so you can ensure they personally receive it.

Take a look below to see if this type of creative CV would make sense for your next application. If so, grab your infographic templates at the bottom and get to designing.

Infographic on how to brainstorm, create, format, share, and present an infographic resume when applying to a job

What do you think? Ready to take your resume to the next level? Grab some starter templates below.

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Originally published Mar 22, 2018 10:10:00 PM, updated March 23 2018