Creating an interactive CV on Storify

Storify launched in 2010 and is used to tell stories by pulling content from all over the web, mainly from social media channels, into one scrollable post. It’s a great way to keep track of stories as they develop over time, or to bring together reactions and responses to a particular event.

Towards the end of my degree, I started playing around with Storify and thought it would be a great resource to transform my CV from a one-dimensional list of achievements into an interactive experience. Instead of sending off my CV as an email attachment and linking to numerous examples across the web, I wanted to have everything in one place (and to show off a little bit).

After publishing my interactive CV and sharing a link on Twitter, it even caught the eye of the Head of Digital at a national charity, who invited me to apply for a vacancy on their digital team. I didn’t get the job, unfortunately, but I gained some valuable interview experience and was told that my Storify CV had added an exciting element to my application.

Storify is amazingly flexible and it’s as simple as dragging different items into place. You can also input your own text anywhere within the post, which really gives you the chance to let your dazzling personality shine through. I structured my Storify CV by asking myself questions usually posed during job interviews, but have a play around and see what works for you.

Interested in taking your CV interactive on Storify? Here’s how:

1. Head over to Storify. You can create a new account, or you can log in using your Twitter or Facebook details.
2. At the top right corner, click ‘Create Story’.
3. On the right-hand side, search for content from all over the web using the different tabs – Twitter, Facebook, YouTube etc. – or click on the hyperlink tab to embed a URL.
4. Once you have what you’re looking for, simply drag the content into the post on the left. Don’t worry about where you place it as you can move it around later.
5. Click between different pieces of content to write something and use the toolbar on the top left to edit your text, or add a hyperlink
6. When you’ve finished, click on ‘Publish’ at the top and share your interactive on Twitter or Facebook.

Hint: If you link to Twitter accounts from your Storify post, you can choose to notify those users that they’ve been quoted in your story when you publish.

And if you want to see what my interactive CV looks like, check it out here.

This post originally appeared on Wannabe Hacks


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