Writing a CV is not fun. So let’s try and make the process slightly easier by taking help from online cv making services.
We all know that the compiling a CV is a lengthy & tiresome procedure. Now considering that your CV is essentially the key to your career and with so much riding on a single document, it’s important to make sure you have it built to perfection. For that, we have collected a few good services out there that can help you build an impressive CV.
How Online CV Services Work
Online CV creating services usually offer a free signup and provide templates for you to insert your credentials. After signup, you pick a template that deems fit for the job market you are targeting and start adding your credentials to that template. You should know beforehand that these services can only make your CV stand out because of the fancy models and sometimes visual features too, but the words you type, the grammar you use and all the paragraphs – that’s all you and on you. Online CV services don’t offer to provide verbiage for your CV, but rather focus on the presentation that goes into building a great CV.
These services are all online tools mainly that offer templates and visual features, sometimes free and sometimes at a cost. Let’s explore them one by one so you can have a professional looking CV in no time.
CV Maker – FREE
If you are looking to make resume building as simple as possible, then CV Maker is the perfect online CV tool for you. In CV Maker, users just create a free account, choose from a variety of templates, and fill in their information. Once all the sections are filled out and saved, you can download the CV in PDF or HTML format. A great thing about CV Maker is that it supports over thirty languages, so you can almost certainly build a formidable CV in your mother tongue. For those looking for the quick and easy, this is the way to go. Did I mention you can save and share your CV online via social media and web link as well?
Resunate – Free & Paid
Resunate is certainly a good option because it comes with a lot of features. After you set up your account, you’ll have the option to import a previously created CV; import your LinkedIn profile or start an online CV from scratch. Connecting to LinkedIn is great since many professionals keep a record of their work history and experience there anyway. One of the best features of Resunate is that it rates your resume, and gives you recommendations on how to improve it. When it comes to creating high quality, top-notch resumes, Resunate will be well worth the cost to some. For paid plans, Resunate accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover and PayPal and their online checkout is processed via PayPal.
Re.Vu – Free
If you are looking to make yourself stand out from the competition, then you should consider Revu (pronounced as review). Revu’s goal is to tell your story in a creative and interactive way with the help of visuals. With employers rapidly looking to the internet for new recruits, it would make sense to have an awesome online CV and Revu is an excellent choice because it creates a beautiful and unique webpage that shows off the absolute best of your portfolio. For those looking to stand out in the digital age, this is the way to go.
VisualCV – Free & Paid
The first thing I noticed about VisualCV is its range of online CV templates. While most of these websites offer few templates, VisualCV has tonnes of options to pick from, and they aren’t just mash-ups of the same format, each template is designed to appeal to a particular kind of career or job sector. With VisualCV, you will be able to create the perfect online CV for your job and market, not to mention the fact that you can edit and manage multiple resumes. VisualCV also lets you track your resume performance and offers to give you an online CV as well for SEO and discovery purposes. You are of course allowed to export your awesome CVs in PDF format as well. If you want their paid plan, then you should know that they accept credit cards and PayPal.
ResumUP – Free & Paid
ResumUP is unique because it isn’t just an online CV creating tool, but it is also a planner for your career. By entering what your current job is and what you want to be in the future, ResumUP will create a road map guiding you to that career. It is a wonderfully ingenious idea, and it is a perfect way to keep people motivated and advancing their skills. Plus, your online CV will look simply gorgeous. I should warn you about their web interface, though, its extremely slow and with the free plan you only get minimal things like basic editing features and a simple text CV.
KickResume – Free
KickResume is a free service to create an impressive online CV. You sign up and choose a suitable template, add your details manually or import them from your LinkedIn profile, double check your credentials and details and then save to download. Simple, easy and free. If for some reason you don’t like the way your online CV looks, you can change the template… no cost.
ConnectCV – Free
Another cool service that allows you to build awesome online CVs in a matter of few minutes. This service allows you to choose between sharing your CV online, emailing a discreet web link or directly downloading it in Word or PDF format. ConnectCV allows unique features like adding YouTube videos to your CV, embedding eCertificates to showcase verified qualifications and inserting references with the major questions answered. Word to the wise, verifying your certificates cost but on the upside, they accept payments via PayPal gateway and there is a 24-hour margin for a refund.
LiveCareer – Free & Paid
With LiveCareer, you sign up for free and get the chance to create unlimited online CVs, gain access to expert-written CV examples, download .txt version of your CVs and share your online CVs to social media pages as well. There is, however, a catch, the support is a bit dumb, and live support, in particular, is slow and repetitive about their answers. You can’t see the paid plans till you signup and press the upgrade button. They do however charge in pound sterling.
And that’s our list of the best online CV creating services. As you can see, building a resume isn’t anything to sweat over. There are plenty of tools and services which are meant to help you, and often you won’t have to pay for it!
If there is an online CV service that you have used and are happy with, do let us know so we can add them to the list as well
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