A resume is a prerequisite to any job you look for in the
professional world. These free templates and apps will help you
build a CV that sets you apart in the rat race.
The purpose of a CV is to stand out from the crowd. A job
recruiter is going through thousands of applications at a time, so
it’s natural for them to only glance at your CV before
shortlisting it. This is why it’s important to rely on resume
tools to get your CV read.
The list of websites in this article will help both first-time
CV makers as well as experienced professionals to put together a
good-looking resume that shines through the mess.
1. MockRabbit’s Resume
Maker (Web): Attractive CV Without Any Fuss
MockRabbit helps job hunters prepare for interviews with trial
runs. But before you land that interview, you need a good CV.
MockRabbit has built an excellent free Resume Maker, based on what
thousands of recruiters look for when they scan an application.
The information is basic, with the left column listing your
experience and education, while the right column is dedicated to
more information about you. This includes your career objective, an
accomplishment you are most proud of, your skills and competencies
(presented in a five-star rating graph), and other interests.
MockRabbit’s output looks professional and gorgeous at the same
time, making this one of the best ways to create a good-looking
modern CV without any fuss.
The Resume Maker has basic options to change how it looks, but
the default is the best. You can choose between three templates,
four fonts, and four color schemes. Once you’re happy with your
choices, download the PDF.
2. ResumGo (Web): Large
Collection of Free Templates
ResumGo hosts a collection of free resume templates that you can
download and edit in Microsoft Word, Google Docs, or any other word
processor. Unlike several other sites, the download is completely
free, and doesn’t require you to sign up or share links.
The website has also made it easy to browse through the
repository of templates with simple categories and filters.
Categories divide the templates into “simple and professional”,
“modern”, and “creative”. Filters include options like the
1-column or 2-column, ID photo or without photo, black-and-white or
colors, and so on.
Click the template you like to read a brief description about
it, as well as other information like whether it uses any
professional (or paid) fonts, the different file formats it comes
in, etc. If you like what you see, download it and start editing to
make it your own.
3. FlowCV (Web): Step-by-Step
Beautiful Resume Builder
FlowCV is one of the easiest apps to build a beautiful resume
without any design skills. Register and start making your CV, which
is divided into three parts: content, design, and check.
The content category is where you add the elements you want your
resume to have. This includes a variety of sections, such as
education, professional experience, skills, languages,
certificates, awards, references, and so on. Each section has
predetermined fields to fill out, so you don’t need to think
about what you should and shouldn’t put into the resume.
Once that’s done, move to the design category, where you get
to customize how your CV will look. This is where FlowCV really
shines. Since each content section is a separate element, it’s
easy to change the look and feel of the resume without constantly
editing it. You can change columns, colors, and pretty much
anything to make it look just the way you want it to.
Finally, before you download the finished resume, do yourself a
favor and get it checked. FlowCV generates a private link that you
can share with friends so they can look at what you have put
together and point out improvements or silly mistakes. It saves a
ton of time before you download the PDF.
Serious Simplicity’s CV (Web): For Experienced Professionals
If you can build a great resume on a single page, it is more
likely that you will impress a recruiter. A few years ago,
entrepreneur and designer Richard Muscat shared a free template for
a one-page resume that went viral, and he has recently updated it
This CV is probably more useful for someone who has already
spent a few years working, and not for a fresh recruit. The focus
is on your previous experience. Muscat recommends describing your
achievements at each job in one or two lines. “The bigger your
accomplishments, the quicker you should be able to explain them,”
Apart from previous work experience, there is a brief about your
education, and then your contact information. There is nothing more
to the Serious Simplicity CV. It has large fonts, and looks
spacious and clean, which is what makes it stand out for a
recruiter from the usual herd of resumes with information
Serious Simplicity’s One-Page CV For 2019 (Free)
5. I Need A Resume 2.0 (Web):
Better Than Before
We’ve talked about I Need A Resume in previous posts, but the
updated version deserves to be mentioned again. It’s smoother and
faster, and perhaps easier than ever before to create a resume.
The updated webapp, which doesn’t require you to register to
use, takes you through each step of creating a classy CV. First,
fill out a cover letter. Then go through the steps of adding
information about personal details, a professional summary,
experiences, projects, education, and skills.
When you reach Finish Up, you’ll get to choose between four
different CV templates, each with its own style. You can also
adjust line height, font size, and whether you want text or icons.
Once you’re done, download the free PDF.
What Not to Put on Your Resume
When you’re making a resume, it’s tempting to add all your
accomplishments as well as other personal and professional data.
But this can lead to an information overload for a recruiter. If
they don’t quickly spot what they’re looking for, they will
chuck your CV and move on to a new one.
While you should know what to include, it’s as important to
know things not
to put in your resume. This is how you will avoid clutter and
unnecessary distractions, raising your chances of being shortlisted
for the next round.
Read the full article: 5 Free
Resume Makers to Make Your CV Stand Out in a Job Hunt
Source: FS – All Tech News 2
5 Free Resume Makers to Make Your CV Stand Out in a Job Hunt