Has the time come for you to dust off that resume and step out on a new job hunt? If you’re more worried about the time you’ll spend struggling with finicky formatting in your outdated Word template, versus the actual job hunt, fret not Ninja!
Formatting and design when it comes to resumes is almost as important as the actual content —resumes should be clean, but catchy. Modern but mainstream. Comprehensive but concise.
Thanks to the internet, there’s a shortcut to everything—including crafting your resume. We’ve rounded up six rockin’ resume builder tools that are bound to help you get that job!
What It Is: Standard Resume is a free web-based resume editor that helps you cut through the clutter and hone in on you best skills. When you finish creating your resume, you can view it on your smartphone or your desktop. And when you download, it’s a ready-to-print PDF.
Why It Rocks: It’s simple, straightforward and super easy to use—input your info against a serene, white screen so you can focus on the important stuff, like your content. The resume layout is clean, modern and minimalistic but still offers opportunity for personalization. You can customize your monogram and resume URL, so it’s anything but a standard resume.
Cost: Free, just sign up for an account with your email
Resume Samples by VisualCV
What It Is: An online resume maker that helps professionals build beautifully designed resumes and CVs. With thousands of templates to choose from, you can effectively build an online portfolio—VisualCV accepts multimedia uploads too.
Why It Rocks: Besides the top-notch design and massive array of downloadable templates (organized by job title, so you can easily find the one that best matches yours!), VisualCVallows resume tracking once you publish it. You basically have a marketing department at your disposal—you can track email opens, resume views and even downloads. No more sending resumes into a black hole!
Cost: Free for basic features, $12 per month for upgraded features like access to all CV and web designs and advanced tracking
Resume Maker by Canva
What It Is: Is there anyone out there who doesn’t know what Canva is by now?
Why It Rocks: Think about how much fun you’ve had creating presentations and graphics with Canva—now that same kind of fun can be had when revamping your resume. The selection of free templates is varied enough to please many kinds of personal styles, so the toughest choice will be choosing just one design.
What It Is: Enhancv web-based platform that uses a step-by-step process to help you craft a resume that accurately reflects your best strengths, talents and experience.
Why It Rocks: Instead of focusing on your job duties, it helps you create a performance-based resume with pop-up tips and examples. The resume format has even been optimized for ATS and includes personal sections so you can show off more than your skills.
Resume Builder by Qwilr
What It Is: The Resume Builder by Qwilr is a clean, simple website that helps you create a nifty resume website.
Why It Rocks: Great for our Ninja creatives, this tool can whip up something that’s impressive and interactive—in a matter of minutes. Just enter your information and select one of the templates (elegant or creative), and before you know it, you’ll have your own compelling resume website.
What It Is: Ineedaresume is a web tool that guides you through resume building step-by-step. Just enter your details, choose a layout and download, all within mere minutes.
Why It Rocks: This tool has a more traditional template resume—but brings it into the 21st century with updated fonts. Not only that, but the tool completely streamlines the resume creation process, so you don’t have to wrestle with formatting that’s fussy.
There you have it—six resume builder tools that will save you the stress that comes with revamping your resume. Even if you’re happy in your current situation, it’s always good to have a current resume on hand. Who knows, you might even learn a few surprising things about yourself (like how robust your skill set really is!).