An effective way in job searching is to be at the right place at the right time. You have a great advantage if you can find a position before it's sent through the HR process where you'd have to compete with hundreds of other job seekers. The main drawback with this is that it requires to get past the 'gatekeeper'. One of the primary duties of the receptionist is to screen callers and guests before connecting them to other parties in the office. A job seeker that is trying to 'short-cut' the HR system is quickly steered to applying online and is most often turned away. However with a Visual Resume, this is less likely to happen. That's because;
It's New. Therefore the receptionist will look at it out of curiosity.
Anyone can claim to be proactive. However by handng out a Visual Resume, you prove that you are.