It's important to make a perfect first impression
Do you dream of finding a job that’s just right for you? If you ever had to look for a job, you know it requires a lot of time and effort. Days, weeks, even months spent browsing job hunting sites hoping to come across what you need. But the hardest part is actually landing your dream job once you’ve found it.
When it comes to making a perfect first impression on your employers, your resume is your best weapon, and you better keep it sharp (and updated). Whether you already have a resume or are in the process of creating one, you might need a little help with it.
There are countless resume/CV services out there. But there’s no such thing as one-size-fits-all. Have a look through the list of online resume tools that we put together and choose the one that’s perfect for you.
What we like: the platform is absolutely free. No premium or subscription options. And it doesn’t hurt the quality of the content.
What we don’t like: the choice of templates is rather limited.
If you’re looking for a simple easy-to-navigate platform to create your resume, feel free to choose Resume.com and skip the rest of the options on this list. This resume builder is very intuitive and has all the basic options that you might need. You can start from scratch, or upload your existing resume and edit it on the platform.
Another option is to edit one of the Resume.com 24 ready-to-use templates. You can then download your new resume in any format, create a URL for it, or print it out straight from the platform.
Resume.com also offers cover letter templates and advice on how to write one, depending on your professional goals. Once you’re finished, the site will redirect you to Indeed.com and you can start searching for a job right away.
What we like: you can create a professional resume in just 15 minutes.
What we don’t like: the auto-renew subscription policy.
Price: a year-long subscription for $7.95 per month, or a 14-day trial for $1.95. If not cancelled, the 14-day trial will auto-renew to $39.95 per month.
If you want to create a resume that isn’t just basic but don’t want to spend heaps of time doing that, Resume Genius might be your best pick. All you’ve got to do is choose one of the templates on the site and then answer a series of questions about your education and work experience.
If you struggle with filling in any particular sections, you can find pre-written examples that you can either edit or use in your own resume or cover letter. When you’re finished, you can share your resume on Indeed.com or Resume Library.
What we like: a vast selection of over 1,000 resume templates.
What we don’t like: while most of the templates are free to use, premium designs will cost you $1 to download.
Price: free, with premium options. Canva Pro costs $12.95 per team member per month.
Canva is a great design tool for creating custom images. It’s also an excellent resume builder.
Canva has the most impressive collection of free templates offered online. You can find simple text-only designs, as well as some that are more artsy and image-heavy. You can also search them by category: Professional, Modern, Simple, Minimalist etc.
It’s a perfect solution for someone who is looking for a stand out design. However, the platform doesn’t offer any advice on the content part of your resume. So probably not the best tool to use for a complete novice.
What we like: intuitive user interface.
What we don’t like: free version allows you to create and download only one document.
Price: free for one download. VisualCV Pro costs $12 per month.
VisualCV is a resume builder that offers a great easy-to-navigate user interface. It allows you to jump from text editor to visual editor and to preview back and forth, making it easier to track your progress and tweak the final result.
Even though it’s not a free resume service, it allows you one free download. The CV builder functions are rather limited, so we’d recommend to use the free download option on your resume.
However, if you decide to go with a paid subscription, you get access to features like Google Docs integration, performance tracking, resume sharing and more.
What we like: unique infographic-style resume templates that look impressive.
What we don’t like: once you’ve chosen the template, you pretty much have to stick with it as the visual elements aren’t exactly customizable.
Price: free version includes up to 5 projects. Premium version costs $25 per month.
Visme is a unique resume builder that offers very stylish and modern-looking resume templates. Visme is all about charts, data widgets, and infographics.
You can choose from 15 different templates based on your professional area. This platform is best for you if you’re looking for a job in a creative field. With a heavy focus on visuals, your Visme resume is bound to catch a recruiter’s attention.
What we like: a very straightforward download process. Perfect for those who don’t want to spend too long perfecting every little detail, but still want to get a decent professional resume.
What we don’t like: templates are not customizable. You can only replace the original text with your own.
COOLFREECV might be one of the most basic resume builders on our list. However, it comes with its own perks. For instance, you don’t need to sign up or register to create and download your resume.
The platform also saves you a lot of time by letting you download the desired template with just one click (Doc or Docx format). You can then change the text of the resume. Although you won’t be able to customize any of the template’s visuals.
You can also create a professional resume using Google Docs resume templates. It’s a free and effective tool for job seekers that don’t want to waste time looking for their perfect resume building service.