Looking for a new way to spice up your resume or just make it easier to get out there to land an interview? We’ve scouted a few resume tools, some old, some new, to get you re-energized about the dreaded task of updating your skills and experience.
Always seem to be on the go and never in front of your computer? Pocketresume.net allows you to create and send a visually stunning resume instantly from your mobile device. Pocket Resume has been around for a few years now and is one of the best-selling apps that allow you to create, save, and email your resume from your Apple, Android, or Blackberry devices. You no longer have to miss out applying for that great job or forwarding your resume to a recruiter or contact because you’re not at home—PocketResume has you covered.
Can’t get enough of social media? Wish you could get your resume out in 140 characters or less? TinyCV is a free online meeting place for jobseekers and employers to connect, capitalizing on the attractiveness of twitter’s quick captioning format. Using their platform, jobseekers can grab the attention of employers faster by creating short, impactful text and video based summaries of their key skills and experience. Recruiters and employers can quickly shortlist the candidates they want to see without wading through a lengthy resume or application process.
Want an easy way to send someone to your resume online? Purzue claims their resume will be the last one you’ll ever need. We don’t know about that, but we’ve been pretty impressed with this resume builder. Dynamic, clean, free, and tech savvy, we think you’ll be happy trying it out to. Share your Purzue resume via their social tools, your own link, or even utilizing a QR code (which provides lots of different opportunities like business cards, attached to portfolios, etc.) You can also easily save your resume to various file formats if you’d like to take a copy with you to your next job interview.
What are some of your favorite resume products? Share in the comments below to let other job seekers, recruiters, and employers know what’s out there!
Robin L. Rayburn is the Editor & General Manager of Interviewing.com. Robin was introduced to the recruitment industry in 2007 and her passion for people has never let her stray far from it since. In her spare time she manages her blog, RestlessPillow.com, tweets from @interviewingcom and @chitowntexan, and is always striving to help those around her who have a vision for success. You can also find Robin on LinkedIn and Google+.