One of the most important things to get the attention of the employer is your CV/resume. This is because when you apply for a job anywhere in the world, the first thing that the employer sees is your resume and based on that, they decide whether to call you for an interview or not. It should include everything about you, your strengths, education and work experience, awards and certifications you have and your skills.
It’s not just the skills and your education that catches attention. In order to attract the interest of your employer, you have to make sure that your resume is unique, simple and professionally designed. If you are looking for a simple yet easy way to design a professionally looking resume/CV, we have gathered a list of some handy online tools. Take a look.
CV Maker is an easy to use online utility that can help users create professional CVs online. The service provides users with 5 different templates to choose from. The best thing about the service is that you do not have to go through annoying registration procedure if you want to create your CV. All you have to do is visit CV Maker and create your CV right away. Unlike other services, it even takes seconds to create an account on CV Maker.
Registered users get the benefit of saving their CVs online so that they can edit it any time they want rather than creating it from scratch. To get started, CV Maker will display different sections of the CV which you can fill depending on your qualifications and work experience. You can even add any section which you think is not there like Awards or any other section. After creating your CV, you can preview it online or download it to your PC in 3 different formats: PDF, HTML and Text.
Resumonk is yet another handy service that allows users to create resume online. The service has some decent templates to choose from and also offers premium templates. To get started, you must sign up for an account on Resumonk so that you can easily manage and create your CV online.
Using Resumonk is pretty simple and straight forward. All you have to do is follow the on screen instructions and add your information. After entering complete information, you can either download the CV as PDF or view it online. The service offers a pro plan as well that allows users to import their data from LinkedIn as well as access to premium templates.
Price: Free | $9.99 One Time Payment for Premium Templates
As the name suggests, Free Resume Creator allows users to create elegant resumes without signing up for any account or anything of that sort. What I really like about this service is that it offers users with over 20 beautiful resume templates to choose from.
All you have to do is select the temple and input your information. After completing your CV, you have the option of downloading it to your computer in multiple formats including PDF, Word, HTML and Text, If you want, you can even sign up for an account so that you can save and manage your CV online. With Free Resume Creator, you cannot only create resumes but it also helps users create cover letters, business cards, reference pages, etc.
Revu is something really different when it comes to resume creation. As the tagline of the service states “Don’t send your resume. Share your story”. The service does exactly that by presenting your resume and work details in such a way that is different and eye catching.
After signing up, the service creates your personalized URL which serves as your resume. After adding all the relevant details, you can share the profile URL with your employer which can be viewed on any device. You can even upload your traditional resume and it will add the link to it on your profile page which can be downloaded by any employer who wants to view it. You can even keep track of who has checked out your profile and how much time he/she spent on viewing it.
Just like Revu, VisualCV offers users with a totally different way to create an attractive CV that can attract the attention of the employer. With VisualCV, you can attach videos, documents and other media elements in your CV.
Once registered, just fill in the required information just as you would do in any other resume creator. You can create a standard resume with VisualCV as well. The place where it beats resume creators is the fact that users can add elements such as presentations, documents, images, etc to their resume.
Jobspice is another simple and easy to use online tool that allows users to create resumes. The service allows users to create resumes without signing up for any account or anything. All you have to do is enter the relevant fields and design your resume. The site offers free as well as premium templates that users can use.
After creating your resume, you can download your resume in PDF or docx format and share it with your employer.
Price: Free | Premium Templates
ResumeBaking is another simple and easy to use tool to create professional resumes online. To create a resume, you must fill out all the sections on the ResumeBaking’s resume builder and you are done. If you want, you can even import your data from LinkedIn and Facebook as well. Unlike other services, ResumeBaking is not free and requires users to sign up for a paid account in order to view and download the resume.
That may be the downside of this service as majority of other services in the list offers the same features free of cost. The only reason why it may be worth the price I allows users to get messages from employers, create cover letters and most importantly search for jobs, view resume statistics and get notifications online. Apart from that, I would have recommended this service if it offered a free plan.
Price: $1 per month/ $3.95 per month/ $8.95 per month
Last but not the least; Razume is yet another online service that allows users to create a professional CV in few minutes. After signing up, you will be asked to fill in the relevant details such as your education, work experience, extracurricular activities or simply anything you want to add to your CV. After creating, you can then download it to your PC as well.
Unlike other tools, the site does not offer many custom templates but the one it creates looks simple and elegant. One thing that makes it different from the other tools mentioned above is that it also asks users to tag their resumes. What it means is that it asks you to select the country, your field of expertise, your majors and your salary range. After creating your resume, it saves the resume for online employers who can then review your resume based on the tags you selected.
All the above tools are really simple and easy to use. I gave each and every tool in the list a try and in the end, I must say that when it comes to ease of use and traditional CV, CV Maker is the right tool for you as it allows users to add information without any trouble and offers elegant templates that can attract the attention of the employer. Resumonk is good as well compared to CV Maker but personally, I think the templates offered by CV Maker are far better than the free ones offered by Resumonk.
On the other hand, if you really wish to make a CV that can stand out from the rest of the crowd, VisualCV is the tool you should use. The additional feature of adding media elements to your resume can be really helpful. Revu is also something unique but it might be very difficult for an amateur user to use and create a visually appealing CV.
If you know about any other useful resume creation tool, we’d love to hear about them in the comments below!
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