TAPAS diagram – functional drawing to show off your talent vs. passion.

Here is my updated TAPAS (Talent vs. passion) diagram with more of my skills on it than my previous visual resume. It is starting to become really useful as I add more and more information to it.

Next step is to find a way to split skills more up into sub-skills/programmes/tasks. Fx. There is a lot about testing that I do enjoy, and this diagram does not really reflect that. Same about fx. graphics design.

It is important to note that I would never expect a job to be only using skills I am 100% passionate about. 20% of my daily tasks coming from the right side of the axis will in many cases be more than enough for me to me thriving.

Try creating your own Tapas diagram! I will post those shared with me (on instagram) in my instagram stories. 

My Visual Resume

I finally created a visual resume – which focuses on my sketching journey as an addition to my traditional resume.

When making my visual resume, I first and foremost included a journey with highlights focusing on how and where I learned visual facilitation. I needed a way of presenting my skills that would challenge myself to think about my skills in relation to which I currently want to develop more. I thus created the “Tapas” diagram, a talent vs. passion matrice of my skills.

This functional drawing works great as an icebreaker for job interviews or mentor meetings. To frame it all, I included a Venn Diagram to show that my skills come from the overlap between the fields IT, Business and Communication.