Friday, December 2, 2011

No More VisualCV after December 31, 2011

Thanks to Kathy Hansen of Quintessential Careers for sharing this message, which announces the end of VisualCV.

Dear VisualCV Member:

We regret to inform you that the website will be ceasing operations, effective December 30, 2011.

Since our launch almost four years ago we've been gratified by the response to VisualCV, and how it has enabled thousands of professionals to better represent themselves online. Even more importantly we have been delighted to see VisualCV help people secure significant new career positions. However, we have been unable to turn the site into a viable, self-supporting business and therefore we reluctantly made this decision.

We recognize that many of you need time to recover your resume data from VisualCV -- which is why we are providing you with thirty days' notice. We recommend saving a PDF copy of your current VisualCV. You can easily do this by clicking on the button on the bottom of the page you see when viewing or editing your VisualCV. We also recommend you separately save any images, videos or documents in your portfolio that you do not currently have stored somewhere else.

To ensure we meet all our members' privacy concerns, we will destroy all user data once website operations have ceased. This includes any and all backups we have. As a result, once the deadline has passed it will not be possible for us to recover any member data. You can be assured that we will not be providing any user data to third parties of any kind.

We will be contacting the small number of paying customers that still have active subscriptions to arrange a prorated refund for the months remaining on their annual subscription.

Thank you for all your support over the past four years. We wish you well in your future career endeavors.


  1. We issued a welcome statement for VisualCV users to use a free mailVU account for their video resumes, video introductions, and video thank you messages. While not a replacement for the very well done complete CV package that VisualCV offered, it is a free method to the users to continue using video in their job search.

    I wish the founders and employees of VisualCV well. Their product was very good.


  2. Yes, some good advice! What you write concerning a Cv is also true of how one things about presenting an ePortfolio. In recent weeks I have been collating a number of Scoops. It! items on the advice concerning CVs (and résumés) that also relates to portfolios! You might have to scroll down a bit to find them
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