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Posted April 25, 2016 by

10 best websites for resume building

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The resume writing process is perhaps the most important part of your job search. Regardless of experience level, current position, or amazing random talents, you won’t be considered for jobs unless you first create attention grabbing resumes. The following websites are fantastic places to build killer resumes that will get you noticed!

1. CV Maker

CV Maker lets job seekers create custom resumes online for free. The website features a wide variety of templates to choose from, as well as a super, simple interface for collecting information on experience and skills. The site is approved by The New York Times, The Huffington Post, and Mashable.

2. Kick Resume

Endorsed by Forbes, Business Insider, and Yahoo!, Kick Resume allows job seekers to create beautiful resumes and cover letters. All of the templates are created by designers, and the styles are colorful and attractive. The site is free with unlimited downloads.

3. Online CV Generator

Online CV Generator lets job seekers design their own custom resumes with an easy, step-by-step, fill in the blank questionnaire. The website claims they can create resumes in less than five minutes, but in reality it will likely take closer to 10-15 minutes, unless job seekers are recent grads with no experience to add into the algorithm.

4. Papers Gear

With Papers Gear, job seekers can either order custom resumes written by professional writers, or they can hire them to edit or proofread their resumes before submitting them to potential employers. The writers can also help job seekers format their resumes.

5. Visual CV

Visual CV is a resume creation website that lets job seekers sign in via LinkedIn. The site can import all of their data from LinkedIn, so they don’t have to go through the sometimes tedious process of adding all of their job histories. The site has a wide collection of templates to choose from. Unlike other sites, the templates are divided by profession. So, engineers will have different template recommendations than consultants.

6. Ask Petersen Resume Writing Service

When applying for jobs, job seekers might learn they need multiple versions of their resumes. Instead of spending valuable time rewriting resumes over and over, they could hire an essay writing service to do that for them. Ask Petersen offers up reviews of the top custom writing sites so job seekers can find the best option for their resumes.

7. Visualize.me

Visualize.me is very different from other resume creation websites because it allows job seekers to create infographic resumes. Instead of a boring list of accomplishments, they can create a mind map for their past.

8. Essays Capital

Essays Capital is a custom writing service for students and professionals. In addition to resumes, they also write essays and cover letters. Hire them to create a resume for you or to edit and format your existing resume.

9. Represent

Represent offers many of the same options as other resume creation websites, but it also automatically formats your resume for mobile devices as necessary. So, no matter where potential employers decide to open the file, they’ll be able to view it easily.

10. Resume Bucket

What makes Resume Bucket stand out from the other websites is once job seekers create their resumes, they can apply for jobs directly from the website.

The days of fending for yourself when creating a resume are over. Today, job seekers have a plethora of resources at their fingertips. These 10 websites are wonderful places to start when they write their resumes. Be sure to choose the one that is best for your particular skill set and career path. Good luck!

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Anna Olinger, guest writer

Anna Olinger, guest writer

Anna Olinger is a freelance content manager from Washington, DC. For more tips on content marketing, writing, and social media, follow Anna on Twitter and Linkedin.

Posted January 06, 2016 by

10 online platforms to make your cover letters spotless

In January 2016, College Recruiter will publish content intended on assisting college students seeking entry-level jobs upon graduation or summer internships. To learn more information about January’s focus, check out “Connecting the dots: Creating a 2016 career action plan.

The guest articles published in January cover a variety of topics to help students who are about to graduate and search for their first full-time jobs or who are searching for summer internships.

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Antonio Tooley

Before you know it, major life events show up. One day you’re graduating from high school, and the next, you’re getting ready to take a new job you’ve never done or joining a college, which is a new experience altogether. Whether it is a job or a new college, job seekers need resumes, as well as very intriguing cover letters. (more…)

Posted February 10, 2015 by

6 secrets to writing a great cover letter for a graduate

Pen was holding in hand ready to writing in note book.

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At best, your cover letter can help you stand out from the crowd of job seekers, at worst it can present you as an anti-creative copy-paster. Unfortunately, the majority of cover letters read retreads of resumes with obvious repeats. Ask yourself a question: would you read one of these cover letters? Probably not, just as a vast majority of hiring managers.

Cover letters are very important for graduates as it is obvious that we don’t have much experience that’s why a cover letter is a chance to show our strong suits. Although, the Internet is bursting with cover letter ideas, the majority of ideas are either useless or too obvious like “use good grammar”. In this article we will go through the top 6 secrets to writing a great cover letter that will hopefully help you find a great job or an internship after graduating from university. (more…)

Posted January 06, 2015 by

Tips for College Students to Write Effective Resumes

Writing a curriculum vitae

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Writing an appealing resume can be a tough ask for college students, who quickly realize that it involves a lot more than what they initially anticipate. If you know how to write your resume effectively, you will be able to tell prospective employers that you possess the right skills for a particular job. There are some important tips that you can follow to ensure that you present your background in an attention grabbing manner to recruiters. (more…)

Posted August 20, 2014 by

What Recruiters Look for in Great (Not Good) Resumes

In order for recruiters to consider your resume great and not just good, they must notice certain things about it.  Find out what they are in the following post.

I’ve seen a lot of résumés. And I know the person who wrote it probably worked hard to create or update that résumé. Fact is, most of those resumes are good. In today’s market, however, “good” isn’t good enough anymore. We must take your résumé from good… to great! Here’s how…

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Posted August 01, 2014 by

Writing Resumes for Entry Level Jobs? Leave These 9 Things Off of Them

Students and grads writing resumes for entry level jobs should be careful what they include on them.  Leave these nine things in the following post off of resumes.

Your resume. Often, your first – and last – impression. And yet so many don’t take the time to make that first impression a good one. We carefully choose the format that best represents us. We agonize over which font to use. And we proofread over and over… only to have the resume rejected, over and

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Posted June 23, 2014 by

Résumé Writing for New Grads

Laura Brown, PhD

Laura Brown, PhD

You’re graduating — congratulations on your achievement! If you’re like most new grads these days, though, you’re probably not spending a lot of time resting on your laurels — you’re on to the next big challenge in life: finding your first full-time permanent job. Your résumé is the centerpiece of your job application. Although many new grads worry their résumés are too brief to tell a good story about them, don’t worry — no one expects you to show 20 years of work experience on your résumé. Even if you have little or no relevant work experience, you can still create an impressive résumé that will catch the eye of recruiters and hiring managers. (more…)

Posted April 09, 2014 by

Creating a cold networking email for an internship or job

 

Since you can only make a limited number of connections from your family or friend circle, you must learn how to create and send an effective networking email. The easiest way to find a professional is through your alumni directory or on LinkedIn.

Your first step is to generate a list of about 100 people

This is how you’ll build your initial network. Keep track of these people on an Excel spreadsheet. I typically create a simple color code: Not responded, responded, responded & very helpful. (more…)

Posted April 02, 2014 by

Resume Makeover – Tips to Make Your Resume a Spicy Treat to Entice the Recruiters

Close up of person looking at a resume

Close up of person looking at a resume. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

You want to be the siren of the job market, yet you can’t even secure a single interview. Have you ever wondered why such a cruel thing only happens to you when others are getting 2 to 3 interview calls in a week? It is undoubtedly because your resume isn’t just as chic as you wanted it to be.

Regardless of how perfect you think you are for the job you, chances are that your tedious resume would get in the way, closing all the doors that lead to a “once in a lifetime opportunity”. Therefore, you seriously need to consider giving your resume a makeover and turn it into the “Mjölnir” to beat all the competitors out there battling for the throne. (more…)

Posted March 25, 2014 by

Want to Write Cover Letters for Recent College Graduate Jobs that Show Passion and Professionalism? Tips that Can Help

When writing cover letters for recent college graduate jobs, it is possible to show your passion, yet maintain a professional tone.  In the following post, learn some tips that can help you achieve this goal.

Featured: Featured You have a dream job or a dream internship – somewhere you’ve wanted to work forever OR somewhere you just stumbled upon but have convinced yourself is the PERFECT opportunity for you. How do you write a cover letter that expresses your passion for the opportunity but stays professional in tone? read more

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