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Make your resume / CV stand out with these online tools!

20/11/2017
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Appearances matter. At least when it comes to resumes.

If you want your resume to stand out from the hundreds of others that a recruiter will see on a daily basis, then why not create a ‘visual resume’?

A visual resume contains graphic representations of your key highlights and skills to make a better impact with recruiters.

Consider this; job seekers are 75% more likely to get noticed with a visual resume.

But, how do you create one?

Don’t worry! These days you don’t need to be a graphic designer or an artist to create a great, eye-catching visual resume. 

There are now a wealth of online tools that will quickly and easily help your boring old resume into one that will really turn heads!

We’ve combed through the very best of these visual resume tools, and present our favourite five below.
Easel.ly aims to help people to create resumes that are both fun to create and easy to read.
Easel.ly

Easel.ly aims to help people to create resumes that are both ‘fun to create and easy to read’. Pick from hundreds of thousands of templates or create your resume from scratch. Sign up for free and you’ll get access to 60 free images and 10 fonts to use. If you want to do more with this tool though, you’ll need to sign up for a ‘Pro’ account.

Visit easel.ly
Kickresume promises to help you create a perfect resume, cover letter and personal website in minutes.
Kickresume

Kickresume promises to help you ‘create a perfect resume, cover letter and personal website in minutes’. Packed with features, Kickresume includes clever elements such as a Job Advisor where you can discover your dream career by playing a series of games. You can also store your resume in the cloud so that you can access it from any device, wherever you go. Like Easel.ly, Kickresume has a free option which gives you access to a series of basic resume templates and cloud storage. To gain access to many of the more novel features, you’ll need to upgrade to a paid account.

Visit Kickresume.
Vizualize.me is an application that enables you to produce a resume in the style of an infographic.
Vizualize.me

Vizualize.me is an application that enables you to produce a resume in the style of an infographic. Merely fill in the required sections (education, skills, experience etc), choose the theme that you want, and then sit back whilst Vizualize does the rest! Not only that, but you can sign-up to Vizualize.me using your LinkedIn profile and the app will populate your resume directly from your profile. Vizualize.me also contains a very unique and unusual feature via their online store; if you are so inclined you can buy a custom t-shirt with your visual resume printed on it. It’s perhaps not an option you’ll ever use unless you really do want to ‘wear your achievements’.

Visit Vizualize.me
ResumUP is a visual resume-builder with a difference.
ResumUP

ResumUP is a visual resume-builder with a difference. Not only does it help users create an incredible looking visual resume, but it also reveals to its users the exact jobs they need to have before eventually getting their dream career, depending on the experience they already have and the experiences that they will gain in each new position (give it a try, it’s fun!). Given the proliferation of technology in the modern recruitment process, it’s important to note that ResumUP offers you the option to create an ATS (Applicant Tracking System) optimised resume.

Visit ResumUP.
cvmaker promises to let you create, maintain, publish, and share your CVs for free.
cvmaker

cvmaker promises to let you ‘create, maintain, publish, and share your CVs for free.’ It’s an intuitive and easy-to-use tool that has an appealing interface. The main downside of this tool however is the relative lack of visual customisation options, meaning your resume is likely to look text-heavy even after it’s been through cvmaker.

Visit cvmaker.

Stand out from the crowd with a visual resume.

So, there you have it. Our picks for the 5-best visual-resume tools online. Give them a try and see if they can give you a competitive advantage in your job hunting efforts.

Have you got a favourite visual resume tool? Are there any that we’ve missed off this list? Let us know in the comments below…
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