Building your perfect resume
Of course, determining the best way to display your expertise on one page can be a daunting task. Luckily, the internet can help. Check out these five online resume building tools to help make yours stand out from the crowd.
My Perfect Resume
You can create a resume from scratch or upload a draft of your current resume to update it. The platform is free to use, but we recommend signing up for a paid subscription, which allows you to download, print and email your digital creation. Subscriptions start at $25 a month. [Read related story: The Best Fonts to Use on Your Resume]
I Need A Resume
Once information is entered, you drag and drop sections to move them higher or lower based on your preference or importance as well as increase or decrease font and line spaces. I Need A Resume is completely free to use but only offers PDF downloads. We recommend setting up an account so your information remains in the cloud for future updating.
Great for creatives, Easel.ly allows you to type or paste your CV information onto any template. A limited version of the platform is available to use for free, but most people will find greater value signing up for the $3 per month plan which unlocks all of the site's features, including the ability to download your file as PDF.
Resumes can also be downloaded as a PDF and Microsoft Word document. Resumonk has a limited free version, but the $19-a-year subscription provides more options as well as downloadable CVs without the site's branding on them.
The subscription-based service lets you create multiple resumes and cover letters as well as download and save PDF, Word, TXT and HTML files. Resume Help is $1.95 for a 14-day trial or $95.40 per year.