Have you seen these? 10 tools for online résumés (377 hits)
We're entering a new world of résumé building and sharing. Are you ready for what potential hires can now dish up? It's time to find out.
By Adam Vincenzini | Posted: April 11, 2012
There are a number of new options for job-seekers to make their résumés stand out from the crowd. And we're not talking about a LinkedIn profile, which is nearly an old-school approach by now.
Nope, we're about to enter a new world of résumé building and sharing.
The only question is: Are you ready for what potential hires can now dish up? It's time to find out.
1. Zerply.com. Zerply is one of the more high-profile social-media based résumé and career sites. In fact, Zerply tells new users that it is “killing the résumé” by showcasing your work in a more interactive and engaging manner. It features all of the social elements you'd expect, including the ability to follow people, access a news stream, and analyze stats.
2. ResumUP. The first of two Facebook-powered apps, ResumUP wants to make your “social profile visual.” Of your two options, Facebook or LinkedIn, the latter provides the most professional looking account of your history. And ResumeUP isn’t kidding about the visual aspect; it can make anyone's work experience look hot.
3. BranchOut.com. Yes, BranchOut is technically more of a “network” than a plain old résumé builder, but it enables you to create a profile that features everything wonderful (or not) about you.
4. LinkedIn Résumé Builder. LinkedIn has quietly developed this functionality as an add-on to the main site. It literally takes your profile information and formats it into a traditional résumé. If you are desire consistency across the Web, this is possibly the one for you.
Visual résumé builders
5. ResumeBaking.com. This is one of the more robust options thanks to its powerful interface. It also features all of the updated social sharing links so you can get noticed, too. Other key features include job search and notification functionality, a cover letter builder, stats and insights, and adjustable templates.
6. VisualCV.com. VisualCV.com is one of the more popular résumé builder sites thanks to its simple user experience. To get the best feel for what it can do, check out the big bank of examples hosted here.
7. ResumeBear.com. The most exciting element of ResumeBear is its real-time tracing capability, which can give you a sense of the popularity of your résumé. It can even tell you who opened your résumé so you can reach out to them while the iron is hot. You can access your résumé dashboard via your mobile phone (iPhone and Android).
8. DoYouBuzz.com. This is quite similar to ResumeBear in that it provides a complete build and track solution. You have a number of design options with DoYourBuzz and it’s optimized for search-engine visibility (but then again you should expect this benefit as standard for services such as these).
9. Infinity resume app (for iPhone). I'm an Android guy, so I can't vouch for this one first hand. But it looks interesting enough. The Infinity Resume Builder (iPhone app) essentially brings basic resume creation capabilities to your mobile. It features a series of drop-down menus to help you create a snapshot of your “on-the-go” work experience.
A left-field Option
10. The Facebook Timeline edition résumé. One of the more unique and new ways to illustrate your career history is by creating a Facebook timeline edition of your résumé. While it might not be the most natural way of showcasing your career, the chronological timeline display and ability to back date milestones works pretty well. I created my own Facebook timeline edition résumé, which you can see here.
Are there any others you've seen that you'd add to this list?