6 Sites to Build A Better Resume
Working on your resume is a challenging task. It doesn’t matter if you’re new to the workforce, if you’re changing careers, or if you have a ton of experience. Resume-writing can be daunting, especially because your resume plays a key part in landing the interview for the job of your dreams.
We’ve shared resources in the past to help you build your resume and warned against the common mistakes you want to avoid when doing so. Today I want to introduce you to six websites that can help you polish up a beautiful new resume in less time.
Here’s a list of 6 websites that will help you get a quick, professional, version of your resume in less time:
First, you fill out a form with your information and experience in each one of the sections, which you can reorder and customize, and then you pick the template. At completion, you get a PDF file which you can add directly to Dropbox. All of the templates are free.
2) CV Maker
The builder works like SlashCV, but in this case, you can choose between basic and premium service ($16). The file is downloaded as a PDF and you also get a URL to share your resume.
If you already have an account with Levo, you have a Levo resume! It is initially built with your profile info, which you can edit it to make several versions of your resume. There’s the single automatic template, but you get to share it as a link, email it, or save it as PDF.
4) ResumeGenius ($7.95/mo or $95.40/yr)
Luckily, this website offers a 14-day trial period for $1.95. The comprehensive resume builder includes tips to build your own template, how-tos for writing thank you notes and cover letters, and examples of resumes for each industry, amongst other things. They even offer reviews and live help via phone or chat.
You start by selecting a template, then enter your contact and employment information. Resume Genius will suggest relevant pre-written phrases to fill in your resume based upon your field and job title. When your resume is done, your file can be downloaded in PDF or MS Word format.
5) My Perfect Resume ($5.95 – $8.95/mo)
If you are in the Bossed Up Courage Community, this should be familiar! Emilie told us about this website, which also offers a 14-day subscription for $2.95. It’s straightforward: select a design, fill in contact information, build your resume with industry-specific bullet points, and download (PDF, Word, RTF, TXT)!
My Perfect Resume offers customer support via phone and email, they show your “Resume Strength” as you go, and they also have a FAQ with tips like this: For people who have taken a break from the workforce, we recommend a functional or hybrid resume format. These formats present your experience based on your skills rather than in chronological order.
6) Uptowork ($4.99 – $9.99/mo)
Uptowork is a resume building tool and resource that lets you choose your resume template and color scheme to get started with. You can add fields or leave blank those you don’t want to appear for each part of your resume. Uptowork will even give you tips for each section. For example: “If your work experience is longer than two years, the education section should be included on the resume following your experience section.”
Uptowork’s Premium service includes access to 20 resume templates and matching Cover Letters. It also allows you to create online versions for your resumes, which you will be able to track, as to know which of your resumes is being reviewed.
You can get all the perks of Uptowork’s Premium service FREE for 30 days when you enter the code: BOSSED30 at checkout. The offer is good until the end of 2016! Go get it now!
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Bee was born and raised in the border. Her first love was psychology and that transitioned into teaching for a while, but now she codes and loves it just as much. She is a media enthusiast who enjoys research, creativity, and making connections to solve (and sometimes make) problems. She lives in Texas with her husband, two spoiled dogs, and a rescue cat.