You have many ways to create a resume and resume extenders that will engage and compel hiring managers to take a good long look at you. Here are three things you should do right now, if you are in a job search or anticipating one.
Put an infographic or two on your resume to demonstrate your achievements
Get infographics, a portfolio and other media on your web-based profiles
Consider a personal web page on which you can visually present yourself and your experience/portfolio/performance
There is no reason not to do these things, given that fact that there are some great online tools that will help you create stunning visuals. Here are 9 of them.
Easel.ly: This is a free tool for creating infographics and resumes or CV’s. There are over 100 templates, with a huge number of options for theme, objects, backgrounds, shapes, text, etc. More are available with the pro version. Watch the demo video – you’ll be impressed.
CVMKR: Having your resume or CV in the cloud has advantages. This site lets you create yours through establishing an account. Here is all that you can do.
Templates and tips and easy ways to revise and edit.
Export the finished products to your social media profiles
Send them in response to openings
Track all that have been sent out and to whom.
Nice to have everything all in one place. Good basics.
Pick your template – text only, text and visual combinations
Import your information – resume/cv is created
3 pricing plans: basic text is free; other plans for combinations are $54 and $72 per year.
EssaySupply: Custom-designed resumes and CV’s with following benefits:
Team of writers from your professional niche and professional designers
Options for text or combination text and visuals.
Resumes/CV’s designed for individual organizations based on research
Each resume/CV personally created from scratch – no canned templates
KickResume: Cloud-based full service resume building site including the following:
Templates based on recruiter approval
Text only or Combination
Import from LinkedIn or any other source
Save for revision and editing or download in PDF
Accessible from any device
Editing and proofreading of your existing resume/CV
Templates individually priced
Resume: An online resume builder with several samples and templates. Features are as follows:
Save on site for revision and editing
Sharing and sending from the site
Create multiple versions
Export to social media profiles
Clearinghouse for employers/job seekers
Basic templates – no visuals
VisualCV: Here you will build a resume or CV that will have as many visuals as you wish. Additional features available are:
Building portfolios and landing pages
Choose from 15 free templates
Pro Plans include many more templates, as well as assistance with portfolios and landing pages
Premium Plan includes personal assistance
Save or download in PDF format
ResumeBuilder: Resume Builder is a basic method of creating a resume in three steps, using traditional templates. There is a link to tips, but other than that you craft your own as follows:
Enter your career field and specific positons within that field
Select from among the possible templates for that field
Plug in your information and publish it in PDF format
Save or Download
Vizualize.me: The resume you create on this site will be fully visual – text will be minimal. You will demonstrate your background and accomplishments through infographics. The process is clear and step-by-step.
Create an account
Enter your data
Select an infographic template
Choose options – theme, style, background, color, font, etc.
Save on your dashboard – revise and edit at any time
With so many options for resume creation, there is no excuse for you not to explore them all and select one or more of these resume/CV services. Time to update!
What do you think of these newer visual resume/CV concepts? Do you believe all employers are ready for these newer designs? Leave our comments below.