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Kinzaa

Professional Visual Resume Builder


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Published 02/08/2012 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Kinzaa provides users with a professional visual resume builder. The user can create infographics that showcase their skills and work history. The application includes fields for common information, such as current occupation, location details, a description or biography, URL and work history. Users can also enter specific skills and choose their aptitude using a simple slider bar which provides levels between average and expert. The user can upload a video clip if they wish to do so. Kinzaa includes unique personality sliders that feature a number of unique career-related details. The user can choose their culture type (wild or conservative), desired company size, the importance of job security, how quickly they make decisions and more. Work environment and skill characteristic sliders allow the user to add even more detail to their Kinzaa resume.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Kinzaa appeared in 2010 to provide internet users with a better way to design and share their resumes. The application’s goal was to help professionals accurately display their talents, strengths and work experiences in a way that took little time to design. The current version features a wide range of details that give the user many ways to reveal their skills, work history and their individuality on their infographic resume.

What are the differences to other apps?

The visual or infographic resume is by far not a new concept. Many other website are catching on to this interesting new way to entice employers. What makes Kinzaa stand out is the number of unique details the user can add to their resume. The user can go beyond basic work history to include what they desire out of their workplace. Items such as preferred dress code, noise level, desired length of an average work day and whether the user likes or dislikes rules can be included.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Kinzaa is not as flavorful as other visual resume builders; however it offers a number of ways to create a unique virtual resume. The application utilizes a clean, simple interface that favors neat sliders that allow the user to set a level between two extremes for most options. The slider system is very easy to understand and allows the user to quickly choose settings and generate a new infographic resume. The experience is fast, somewhat entertaining and completely headache-free.

How does the registration process work?

To create a Kinzaa infographic resume, a new user can click the light orange “Get Started” button along the left hand side of the homepage. The registration form asks for the user’s first and last name, a Kinzaa nickname (which will be the resume URL), email address and a password. The user must also check the small box under the terms of use (to the right of the form) before continuing. The user is automatically logged into their account and can begin filling out additional information. A note highlighted at the top of the user dashboard advises the user that they must check their email for an activation message to complete registration.

What does it cost to use the application?

Kinzaa invites all professionals to build an infographic resume for free. There are no subscription fees or other charges required for creating an account and building a resume at this time. The application is still in beta, so it is possible that a subscription fee may be added later. This is not mentioned on the website (and could reduce the appeal of the application should a fee be added after official release).

Who would you recommend the application to?

Kinzaa provides users with a quick, painless way to build a resume that can be shared online. The application appeals more towards professionals in less design-oriented fields. Many other visual resume creators work in dramatic color schemes with bright hues and cutting edge visualizations. Kinzaa takes a more relaxed approach with professional designs that keep the resume nicely contained, making it a great fit for anyone looking for a resume that doesn’t overload employers with wild personality.

  • Sliders allow users to easily add information to their resume
  • Videos can be uploaded and added to resumes
  • Users can register and login with an existing Facebook account
  • Resume completion takes minutes when using Kinzaa
  • Employers can view infographic resumes online


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