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New Year..New Resume

Among the many both professional and personal assessments I make at the first of each year includes taking a deep dive review of my resume. Even if I’m in the same position from the previous year, there is always a skill set, new job function or professional development I’ve acquired over the past year that I may need to add to my resume.

Recently, I’ve noticed a resume trend towards a Infographic Resume. This resume style can be very eye-catching and have your resume stick out in a sometimes very crowded job market. The Infographic Resume can also help you market yourself on your social medial platforms in addition to provide another option to present yourself to job market or hiring manager. I also have several clients who have posted their infographic resume specifically on their Instagram sites as this type of resume fits well with this platform presentation.

So you might ask, what is a Infographic Resume? I’m glad you asked, so let me provide you a quick overview.

What is an Infographic Resume?

Infographic resumes are an attention-grabbing marketing tool that tell a career path by using images. Timelines, color schemes, and even profile photos are among the many types of visuals incorporated to convey a message. Infographics work well in any kind of marketing – yes, job searching counts as marketing – because the human brain is designed to respond to color schemes and visual storytelling.

Visual storytelling can even work for a resume. As you use a traditional resume as a marketing document to sell your skills and highlight relevant work experience, adding an infographic can help you stand out even more. An infographic resume is a creative resume that is meant to engage the hiring manager, and ultimately get you an interview.

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An infographic helps viewers engage with the content and understand the message better. As a job seeker, your resume has to be able to do the same thing in order to land you more interviews.

Infographic resumes are not for everyone, however, and sometimes a traditional resume will be more appropriate, depending on the situation. Creative resumes are an excellent tool for job seekers to use in addition to a traditional resume, and in some cases, when done correctly, an exceptional infographic resume can replace a traditional resume.

Why Use an Infographic Resume?

A more visual resume helps ensure that an employer will remember you. Not only do you stand out with a creative resume, but you can use creative infographic to highlight the most important aspects that you want employers to see.

Straying from the traditional resume format allows you to show your creativity, personality, and design sensibility. If an employer is looking for a creative individual to fit their job description, an infographic resume is a great idea because it acts as a sample of your work, whereas a traditional resume may limit you from showing your unique talent. Think of your infographic resume design as a portfolio piece.

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In addition to design, an infographic resume allows you to showcase your skills in marketing, branding, writing, presentation, and social media. When you’re not constricted by the generic format of a traditional resume, you have the freedom and flexibility to represent your skills in a way that comes naturally to you with your infographic resume design. Even if you’re not in a creative field, these skills are impressive to an employer who knows that everything in business is lending itself to the more digital, visual world.

When to Use an Infographic Resume

While infographic resumes are effective among the right employer, they’re not meant for every professional field. Some professions – like law or healthcare – will always want to see a more traditional resume. Stick to the black-and-white formatted professional resume designs for the more conservative professions.

Infographic resumes are great for job seekers in a creative industry or profession. If you’re a developer, web designer, or writer, a creative resume format is right up your alley. Even job seekers in the marketing industry can benefit from a more visual resume, because they are showing creativity in how to market themselves to the employer.

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In many cases, it may be appropriate to send an infographic resume along with a traditional resume. If you’re not sure of whether to use one over the other, sending both can be a good choice. The employer gets the information they need as well as the bonus of seeing your creativity at work.

Infographic resumes also come in handy at in-person networking events. Job seekers can hand their infographic resume to a potential employer and immediately capture their attention. The employer is able to digest the visual information much quicker in that moment than a paragraph-form resume.

Though an infographic resume is a great way to stand out, you want to be sure you stand out in a positive way. It’s important to get the design right, so as not to overwhelm the viewer. Keep reading to learn what components and color schemes make for a great infographic design.

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Starting January 21, 2019 through February 16, 2019 Proverbs Consulting will offer a one-page Infographic Resume for $100.
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Article Resources:
https://www.zipjob.com/blog/professional-resume-writing-costs/
https://www.thebalancecareers.com/when-and-how-to-use-an-infographic-resume-4145729

Happy Kwanzaa!

Kwanzaa, the celebration honors African heritage in African-American culture and is observed from December 26 to January 1, culminating in a feast and gift-giving. Kwanzaa has seven core principles (Nguzo Saba). It was created by Maulana Karenga and was first celebrated in 1966–67. For 2018 Kwanzaa is celebrated started December 26, 2018 through January 1, 2019.

History of Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa is a holiday tradition that is based on the “first harvest” celebrations in Africa. In recorded history, these first harvest celebrations can be traced all the way back to Nubia and Egypt and can be found in cultures all over Africa. While many of these first-fruit celebrations may differ from one society to another, they all had a few principles in common. These principles include people gathering together to celebrate, acknowledging the creator and thanking him for his blessings. a commemoration of the past, a re-commitment to African cultural thought and a time to celebrate community.

Rooted in these principles, especially those of the Ashanti and the Zulu, Kwanzaa arose from the Black Freedom Movement in 1966 in the United States. It was created by Dr. Maulana Karenga – a professor of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach, USA. He created it after the Watts riots as a way to bring African-Americans together as a community.  He gave it the name Kwanzaa -a word that is taken from the phrase “matunda ya kwanza” and is Swahili for “first-fruits.”

Kwanzaa was originally envisioned by Dr. Maulana Karenga as an oppositional alternative to Christmas. However, in later years he changed his position as to not alienate African-American Christians and later stated that Kwanzaa was not created to give people an alternative to their own religious holidays.

From 1966 through the end of the 20th century, the idea and practice of Kwanzaa began to slowly increase in popularity across the United States. Then its popularity began to increase dramatically after the start of the 21st century as the idea and practices of this holiday began to not only spread through conventional media but also through the Internet.  In 2004, a study showed that a little less than 5 million African-Americans planned to celebrate the holiday that year. However, two years later, another study showed that almost 28 million African-Americans had planned on celebrating the holiday in 2006. In 2009, the popularity of Kwanzaa was further bolstered by the release of the documentary film about Kwanzaa called the “Black Candle,” a film narrated by Maya Angelou and directed by M. K. Asante. Since then, Kwanzaa has not only spread all across North American but also parts of Europe and Africa as well.

Kwanzaa Customs & Celebrations

Kwanzaa celebrations vary from family to family. Some families stick with strictly Kwanzaa related practices, while other families mix elements of Kwanzaa into their Christmas celebrations. However, most Kwanzaa celebrations are based on Nguzo Saba – or the seven principles of Kwanzaa.

The Seven Principles:

  • Umoja (Unity): Striving for and maintaining unity in the family and the community.
  • Kujichagulia (Self-Determination): Defining oneself and speaking for oneself
  • Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility): Building and maintaining a community and making our brother’s and sister’s problems our own and solve them together
  • Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics): Building and maintaining our businesses for ourselves and each other
  • Nia (Purpose): To build and develop our collective communities together
  • Kuumba (Creativity): To do whatever we can to leave our communities more beautiful than when we inherited them
  • Imani (Faith): To believe with our hearts in our people, our families and the righteousness of our struggle

The Seven Symbols:

Kwanzaa celebrations usually include a special mat called a Mkeka in which all of the other symbols are placed. On this mate are placed a candle holder called a Kinara, seven candles which are collectively called Mishumaa Saba, mazao (fruits, nuts and vegetables), a unity cup called Kikombe cha Umoja, an ear of corn called Vibunzi and Zawadi or gifts.

Mkeka
The place mat, or Mkeka, is traditionally made from either straw or cloth. It symbolizes African history, tradition and culture.  All of the other six elements are placed on the Mkeka.

Mazao
Fruits, nuts and vegetables are laid out to represent the historical foundation for this holiday – the gathering of people after a harvest. It represents bounty, joy, sharing and allows people to give thanks for their gifts.

Kinara
The Kinara, or candle holder, can be made of any material but is usually handcrafted from wood or other natural materials. This candle holder represents the ancestors and the mishumaa saba are placed in them to represent the principles of Kwanzaa – which rise from the ancestors.

The Mishumaa Saba
Mishumaa saba features seven candles. Three of them are red, three of them are green and one of them is black. The three red candles represent the principles of Ujamaa, Kuumba and Kujichagulia, and they are placed to the left of the green candles. The three green candles represent the principles of Ujima, Imani and Nia. The black candle symbolizes Umoja and is lit on December 26th.

Kikombe Cha Umoja
Kikombe cha umoja is a unity cup that is traditionally used to perform the ceremonious libation ritual, otherwise known as tambiko. This ritual is performed on the 6th day of Kwanzaa. In some African societies, the libation is poured for the living dead whose souls stay connected with the earth until it is tilled. During the Feast of Karamu, this unity cup is passed to family members and guests–all of whom drink from it to promote unity with one another. The next thing that happens is the eldest person pours a libation for the four winds (north, south, east and west). This last portion of the libation is reserved for the ancestors.

Vibunzi & Mihindi
Vibunzi is an ear of corn that is used to represent fertility. Vibunzi refers to one ear of corn. If more than one is present, then they are referred to as Mihindi. An ear is present for each child in the family. This is to show the importance of children to society and how they are the seed bearers of the culture into this future.

Zawadi
On the seventh day, gifts are exchanged with immediate family to reward accomplishments and commitments and is also exchanged with guests. It is recommended that these gifts are handmade to promote self-determination and to avoid the commercialism of the Christmas season. Accepting a gift makes the receiver an important part of the family and promotes the principle of Umoja – otherwise known as unity.

References:
http://www.holidayscalendar.com/event/kwanzaa/

http://www.officialkwanzaawebsite.org/index.shtml

Sermon Notes: When Things Don’t Go As Planned

Sermon Title: When Things Don’t Go As Planned
Sermon Speaker: Pastor S. Michael Greene
Scripture Reference:  Phil 1:12-20
View Sermon on YouTube: https://youtu.be/NCOaid-kZ28

In this sermon, we see how Paul continued to spread the Word despite his current circumstances. He defied his current situation and continued to preach the Gospel. We too must learn to persevere despite our situation. Things will not always go as planned but we have to have confidence in God that HE is able to meet our needs.

1. What do you do when things don’t go as planned?
2. How can we exercise & show our confidence in God?
3. How can we learn to understand the purpose that our problems bring us?
4. How can we turn the misery that we experience into a proclamation of God’s goodness?
5. What messages are our lives telling others? Is it a good one?

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Are You Registered To Vote?

Today is Voter Registration Day in the US ahead of the 2018 midterm elections on  November 6th. Google’s latest Doodle directs American searchers to results advising on how to get yourself registered so you can make your voice is heard at the ballot box.

Click the following link for details on how to register – https://g.co/doodle/8mgnsj

Sermon Notes: The State of Your Faith

Sermon Title: The State of Your Faith
Sermon Speaker: Pastor Trip Barefield
Scripture Reference: 1 Thessalonians 3:1-13
Annotated by: Ann Powers
Edited by: Dr. Tamara Johnson

Overview of Sermon
Our faith is a work in progress, not a finished product.  When it comes to faith, just because we believed doesn’t mean we have arrived.  There’s still work to be done.

Your Faith Needs Work
How is your faith?  Our faith is fragile.  Our faith needs to be built up.  Our faith needs to grow.  Satan, the world trials and persecutions are a threat to our faith, but avoiding trials and pain are not worth walking away from Jesus.

Be on guard.  When you know you’re in danger, you will act differently.  Sometimes we can be careless rather than careful.  How?  By not coming to worship.  By not reading the Word.  By never praying.

The Lord will keep us in our faith. Standing firm is different from being unsettled.  This text is saying, “Hold on to Him” (1 Thessalonians 1:6-10); and to “..make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge.” (Reference 2 Peter 1:5-7).

Love the things God loves.  Hate the things God hates.  Paul was sending Timothy to check on the Thessalonian church.  Do you care about the growth of other people?  When was the last time someone asked you, “How’s your faith?” We need each other.

You Need God
God has work to do on us.  God will present you holy before Himself.  In 1 Thessalonians 1:11-13, this is a prayer that, “Now may our God and Father himself and our Lord Jesus clear the way for us to come to you.”  Faith and love are always side by side.  God wants us to look more and more like Jesus and ask the question, do I love my brothers and sisters as myself?

We look forward to being blameless and holy.  (Reference Philippians 1:6) God will make us holy and blameless.  When you stand before God, and His standard is blameless and holy, what will you say?

We cannot erase our guilt and shame, but we have a Savior who can make us holy and blameless.

Conclusion
There’s still work to do in our faith, but we need God to do it.  Sometimes the work of God is slow.  No, none of us are there yet, but we’ll get there.becoming-prayer1200x800