You've spent the past few days tweaking your resume in a Google Doc and you're confident it outlines all of your skills and past experiences.
But what is it about your resume that will make it stand out from the rest of applicants that are applying for your dream job? Sure, you might have ten years of relevant experience, but is it really unique? Does it really show you're invested in the role and the future of the company you're applying to?
In this post, we'll take a look at six tools to help you stand out from the crowd by making a beautiful resume.
Carrd is a simple, free, and fully responsive one-page website builder for pretty much anything. Which, as a result, means its fantastic for making a beautiful website to display your resume in a more creative way than just a word document. With just a few clicks you can setup a website – be it a personal "business card" style site or a "coming soon" page with a Mailchimp signup form to capture emails – Carrd does it all.
While the name of this tool isn't too exciting, the resumes it builds are anything but standard. Standard Resume lets you create and share beautiful resumes that can be viewed on a mobile or desktop browser and downloaded as a print-ready PDF (if you're into that thing still).
You can take a look at an example resume here.
"Creating resumes shouldn't suck" is something we all agree with and with I Need a Resume's tool, you can get a beautifully formatted resume in just seconds. It's completely free and is packed full of stellar features including things like styles for different professions, autosave, and much more.
Qwilr helps you create a beautiful resume that acts as a one-page website, much like Carrd. The difference, however, is that it's incredibly simple to use and is intuitive in the steps taken to actually complete the resume.
Although Startup CVs isn't a tool to create a beautiful resume like the others, it still works to help you land your dream job by submitting your resume to more than 1,000 startups. Plus, it's an incredibly simple process to actually get started.
After signing up, simply enter your preferences, such as location, function, level or stage of startup, and then sit back and watch as startups connect with you.
Enhancv "helps you create performance-based resumes that unveil the real person behind them". They make it simple to customize every resume so that it can be catered to a specific role with just a few clicks. Enhancv summarizes some of the best career advice out there from some of the most influential talent managers, career coaches and entrepreneurs as you build your resume to make sure you're staying on track and are putting your best foot forward.
Now that we've taken a look at six different tools to help you land your dream job, it's time to get started and take action by using one of these tools.