What are the best resources for creating a resumé?

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    #1Resume Now

    Resume Now
    Resume Now is the resume builder for the site Live Career. With this handy, on-line tool you walk through an easy-to-use guide to create a professional resume. Resume Now offers features like: Text tune, multi-format save, numerous templates to select from, and more.
    Websites

    Free

    Christopher Riley
    Written on February 12, 2017
    "Like every graduate student, I just finished my graduation and looking out for job opportunities. After couple of searches, I have landed on resume-now.com website and my resume is ready within a couple of minutes with very well drafted resume templates for my profession."
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    #2Enhancv

    Enhancv
    Enhancv helps you create a memorable resume or CV that shows who you are both as a person and as a professional.
    Websites

    $4.99- basic plan

    Anthony Douglas
    Written on January 31, 2017
    "This is a great way to make sure your resume is getting noticed! I love the different layouts and options. There is a lot that I don't know about writing a resume and you even get a free trial! I like that you can get feedback on your resume. "
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    #3wikiHow to Make a Resume

    wikiHow to Make a Resume
    This guide provides three free samples on which you can base your resumé. It will also walk you through setting up and laying out the content to highlight your skills and grab the reader's attention.
    Articles

    Free

    Adam Black
    Written on January 13, 2017
    "In Today's market, to portray ourselves in a unique and positive way, the Resume has to look really awesome and perfect because it will be the first impression that the interviewers are going to get about me. By using wikiHow to Make a Resume I was able to create a Resume that not only looked better but also got a job. "

WHAT’S THE MEANING?

A résumé, also spelled as resume, is a document used by an individual to present and summarize their backgrounds and acquired skills.

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that it was the historical figure Leonardo da Vinci who is being credited for the first-ever résumé? Da Vinci’s résumé, however, takes the form of a letter written and sent to Ludovico Sforza circa 1482 whilst trying to find work in the city of Milan, wherein Sforza was the Duke of. Nowadays, résumés are still being used the same way, albeit with a few changes. Despite this, the goal still stays the same: to advertise one’s self, oftentimes made by individuals seeking a new place of employment as a means to let their target workplace know how much knowledge they possess in a specific field.

A study from TheLadders has shown that it only takes a recruiter or an employer 6 seconds to review an individual résumé. In essence, it can be considered as the first impression a potential manager may have of you. That being said, the presentation of a résumé is essential as it can either make or break your chances of landing the job you so desperately seek. With plenty of sites and services where you can create or download résumé templates from, along with a wide array of tools and applications to assist you in this endeavor, impressing that seemingly-intimidating interviewer from the office won’t be that challenging anymore.

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    #415 free resume templates

    15 free resume templates
    Here's 15 free resume templates that clearly impart key information about your career, while displaying a little of your personality.
    Websites

    Free

    Michael Sullivan
    Written on January 16, 2017
    "This blog gave me so many refreshing and fun ideas for my resume. I was instantly excited to get started and used a few of the designs until I was able to create the perfect resume for me. After submitting my new resume I was interviewed and offered my dream job within a week! "
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    #5Smart Resume Builder

    Smart Resume Builder
    Smart Resume Builder is a Free App Android that offers many solutions for building Innovative and Leading Edge Resumes.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Edward Sanchez
    Written on January 24, 2017
    "As an older individual, I recognize that creating a resume that will get you noticed is different today from when I first needed one. This site provides information to an app that walks me through the process and each category that I might want to include on my resume. I like that there are options to put your information into different resume formats, although I am not sure which format is considered "standard". I look forward to trying this app and see how my resume might look in modern times versus what I had learned so many years ago."
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    #6Free Resume Templates

    Free Resume Templates
    A list with free resume templates developed by human resource professionals who screen hundreds of resumes every day. All resume templates are customizable, printable, downloadable and designed to win jobs.
    Websites

    Free

    Russell Carpenter
    Written on February 25, 2017
    "When I was laid off last month, I was desperate to get a new job but my resume was holding me back. Luckily, I found these Free Resume Templates, which allowed me to market my skills in a much more desirable way. They work for a variety of industries and gave me a competitive edge in the job application process."
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    #7Resume Star

    Resume Star
    Resume Star is a free iOs App that will automatically create a perfectly formatted and properly addressed PDF resume that you can email directly, post online, or print out.
    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Christopher Fernandez
    Written on April 2, 2017
    "I worked the same job for many years and I planned on staying at my job until I retired but my workplace closed down. It had been many years since I created a resume so I needed help with it, after searching for help with my resume I ran across the Resume Star app. The Resume Star app helped me a lot and saved me money from having to pay a professional to create a resume for me."
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    #8Career Igniter Resume Builder

    Career Igniter Resume Builder
    *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

    Career Igniter Resume Builder is a free Android app that you can use on your tablet or your smart phone. There is no account needed and you can do a full export into MS Word format.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Dennis Rios
    Written on March 11, 2017
    "Creating a resume is one of the most important things to have to start your career. You need to make sure to cater to the job you are applying for. Your resume can be very similar as far as style but you will always want to change verbiage to cater to the job applying for. Always look at samples of jobs you are applying for."
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    #9Visual Resume Builder Pro

    Visual Resume Builder Pro

    Visual Resume Builder Pro - Create best professional resume in 10 Min with Free resume Templates, examples and samples.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Emma Mendez
    Written on August 20, 2017
    "Not a good app. Too many advertisements. And only 6 examples. Every time you click something, an ad pops up so you can never get anywhere without taking tons of your time. "
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    #10Resume Builder CV Template

    Resume Builder CV Template

    Resume Builder CV Template counts with more than 30 resume templates for a huge gallery of different jobs you are opting. Its numerous features make very easy the task of creating you resumé. 

    Apps

    Other Platform

    Free

    CMEC Blog
    Written on November 14, 2017
    "Only this app has 30+ resume templates. All pro feature are given for free. Very easy to use."
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    #11[TUTORIAL] How to Make a Resume: A Step-by-Step Guide (+30 Examples)

    [TUTORIAL] How to Make a Resume: A Step-by-Step Guide (+30 Examples)
    With this article you will find out how to make a great resume from scratch.
    Articles

    Free

    Roy Hansen
    Written on October 1, 2017
    "I had no idea how to create a resume. I did a search on Google on guides that teach how to do a resume properly. "How to Make a Resume: A Step-by-Step Guide (+30 Examples)" is one of the better guides that I read on the subject. It highlights key points on making your resume stand out from other resumes that a potential employer has to read through. "
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    #12Resume Genius

    Resume Genius
    Resume Genius is a web-based resume tool where you can select from over fifty thousand professionally written resume phrases and buzzwords to include in carefully crafted resume templates.
    Online Tools

    $39.95- month

    Jonathan Hunter
    Written on January 5, 2017
    "If your anything like me, while you were in college you learned ALMOST everything you needed to know about your future job. The only thing I was never taught was HOW to get that job. When it came to writing a resume I was completely lost. Thats when Resumer Genius came in. It is quick, easy and all you have to do is input your information when prompted to and 15 minutes later you have a clean cut professional looking resume."
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    #13CVCrow

    CVCrow

    CVCROW.com provides a tool for creating an Internet-based resume website, building and managing an online cv, online career portfolio, and sharing professional qualifications with companies, recruiters, employers, customers, partners, and colleagues.

    Software

    Web

    Free- varies by plan

    Arthur Henderson
    Written on October 21, 2017
    "I was recently laid off of my job. I hadn't updated my resume in years and I needed some tips. CVCrow helped me build an up to date resume that hopefully will get me a new job soon."
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    #14CV Maker

    CV Maker

    With Cvmaker you can create beautiful, professional resumes in minutes. Simple, quick and absolutely free, write your resumes effortlessly with the super simple interface. CV Maker hosts your resumes for you to share with the world.

    Software

    Web

    Free

    Linda Miller
    Written on October 20, 2017
    "CV Maker is a great resource for creating professional, memorable resumes. I often struggle with the design and the overall look of a resume. CV Maker has many innovative, unique suggestions that help set my resume apart. "
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    #15VisualCV

    VisualCV

    VisualCV is a revolutionary approach to creating an Internet-based resume, building and managing an online career portfolio, and securely sharing professional qualifications with employers, customers, partners, and colleagues. VisualCV.com is the first website to allow professionals to do this all in one place, with unmatched privacy and control, and for free. 

    Software

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Mary Du
    Written on October 20, 2017
    "Resume building is a nuisanced process that requires a good amount of though. Having a tool to be able to do it online that allows for easy access to your files is a novel use."
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    #16My Resume Builder

    My Resume Builder

    My Resume Builder is a business app which you can create a profile to generate resumes. Edit or delete your resume quickly, you can save the CV and use it as per convenience. Contains 10 different free resume formats.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Alicia Peña
    Written on October 19, 2017
    "I was born half a century ago when CVs and resumes were written in a different format than they are now. My Resume Builder app allows me to keep my CV and resume up-to-date with the current formatting trends. As my experience and skill sets build, they are easy to add to the app and keep my CV/resume current and available to print at a moments notice as job opportunities present themselves. "
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    #17Novorésumé Professional Templates

    Novorésumé  Professional Templates

    Novorésumé Professional Templates features various templates for resumes (students or intermediate), CVs or curriculum vitaes for senior positions, and cover letters for all levels of experience.

    Websites

    Aaron Anderson
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Novoresume provides clean and modern resume templates that are easy to edit and professional looking. Their resume builder gives you great insights and suggestions as you go through the process of putting your resume together."
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    #18My Resume Format

    My Resume Format

    My Resume Format is a website offering resume templates and resumes writing services for job seekers. This service features data protection, live view mode to preview changes on a resume, and various templates to choose from.

    Websites

    Free

    Dheeraj Anand
    Written on January 12, 2019
    "My Resume Format is the best Resume builder i have used. This was also featured as product of the day on producthunt. Best part of this resume builder is that its free."
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    #19Job CV Maker

    Job CV Maker

    Job CV Maker & Portfolio Maker is an app for building innovative and leading edge Resume/Curriculum Vitae. Edit and Delete your resume quickly. With 10 different free resume formats. Step by step guide to create job winning CV photo, Resume are available in this CV maker profession and many more features.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Celia Suárez
    Written on October 25, 2017
    "Job CV Maker will help you create a professional resume in minutes! The android app walks you through the steps you need to create your resume. You can choose between several different free templates. "
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    #20Resume Maker - Pro CV Designer

    Resume Maker - Pro CV Designer

    Resume Maker is an app that transforms your iPhone and iPad into a portable CV designer. It allows you to create unique resumes in minutes. Just simply enter the information and Resume Maker creates the CV for you with the selected template. Then you can email or print your well-designed resume with a press of a button, within the app.

    Apps

    iOS

    $2.99

    Margaret Little
    Written on October 21, 2017
    "Finding a new job in this climate is hard enough. This app, Resume Maker - Pro CV Designer, helps you oraganize your resume and get it update to easily to be sent off to prospective employers at a minutes notice. "
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    #21Onlineresume.us

    Onlineresume.us

    Onlineresume.us is a website that allows users to create and improve a resume online. This website also lets candidates create an exceptional resume in PDF format for free.

    Websites

    Free

    Kaitlin Hutchcroft
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "Making an impact on employers when applying for a job isn’t easy. Sometimes, great candidates don’t make it to the interview process simply because their resume goes unnoticed. Onlineresume.us helps candidates show their full potential by enabling them to create the best possible resume for every position that they are applying to through disruptive online resumes and unique PDF templates!"
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    #22SpeedyPaper

    SpeedyPaper

    SpeedyPaper is the safest and fastest academic writing service offering top-notch quality essay service 24/7 from writing essays, editing, proofreading, problem-solving, paraphrasing and more.

    Websites

    Varies by plan

    Patrik Miertviezky
    Written on May 25, 2018
    "I think that this is one of the best academic writing services. I use it alot."
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    #23Free Resume Maker

    Free Resume Maker

    Free Resume Maker is a CV maker application that offers over 50 templates that can be customized and downloaded in PDF format. The templates provided are suitable for various jobs. The business app is available on Android devices.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Sheraz Ahmed
    Written on April 1, 2019
    "the most perfect app i got on google play store for resume making, I love the templates it's design and many easy to use functionality along with Hire CV write functionality that was Awesome."
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    #24Resume Builder

    Resume Builder

    Resume Builder is a free CV maker created by Thennakam. It can create resume within minutes and has pre-installed templates. It works offline and resumes can be downloaded in PDF format.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Amit Agarwal
    Written on October 5, 2018
    "I have personally tried this resume builder app. Easy to create resumes.Saving it to PDF is easy as well.Above all this has premium templates for free"
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    #25Free Resume Builder

    Free Resume Builder

    Free Resume Builder is an app developed by Thennakam Plus for students and professionals. This Android app helps in making a resume which features an autosave, offline resume builder and downloads it in PDF format. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Manoj Kumar
    Written on April 29, 2019
    "This is just the best and easy way to create your resume. Love the smooth UI and great support network to boost. "
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    #26Profyl

    Profyl

    Profyl is a free mobile resume maker application which can help you create a professional resume or curriculum vitae (CV) within a few minutes to find your dream job. [CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE]

    Apps

    Ram S
    Written on August 3, 2018
    "I had requested the developers to add a feature for my resume. They had an update immediately ready and deployed within two days and sent me an update through email. They also had emailed tips to improve my resume. Overall a nice app, no annoying ads and free of cost. No unnecessary permissions asked. I I think this is the best app around."
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    #27Resume Builder App

    Resume Builder App

    Resume Builder App provides free Resume, cover letter, and CV Templates which can be downloaded in PDF format to be emailed or printed. The business template app is developed by Intelligent CV for Android devices.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Frank L. Pauls
    Written on March 25, 2019
    "Resume creation is very easy with step by step example. I tried all other resume app and found this is best. 1. All are professional and latest resume templates 2. We can create any section. (Full freedom - not limited to developer choice). 3. Easy formatting (font size, color, style, margin etc) 4. Each section has help and example. So anyone can create best resume in few minutes."
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    #28Adobe InCopy

    Adobe InCopy

    Adobe InCopy is a software by Adobe which allows users to edit and proofread their documents with the addition of track changes, layout modifications, and many more. The software also allows multiple authors to make their own changes without overwriting outputs.

    Software

    Windows

    $4.99- Varies by plan

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Best What are the best resources for creating a resumé
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Resume NowWebsites 49 Free
2EnhancvWebsites 37 Paid
3wikiHow to Make a ResumeArticles 34 Free
415 free resume templatesWebsites 33 Free
5Smart Resume BuilderApps 33 Free
6Free Resume TemplatesWebsites 31 Free
7Resume StarApps 31 Free
8Career Igniter Resume BuilderApps 31 Free
9Visual Resume Builder ProApps 31 Free
10Resume Builder CV Template Apps 27 Free
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