CVMaker Helps You Quickly Create A Simple, Organised Resume

Figuring out what to put on your resume is enough of a challenge, so often times making it look nice is an afterthought. CVMaker aims to solve this problem by helping you create a simple yet attractive resume quickly.

Who's this for?

The lazy resume maker, the efficient job applicant, and your everyday rushed and ambitious individual.

What can I do with it?

You can make a resume really quickly by filling out a form. Sections are pre-defined with your usual resume stuff: contact info, work experience, qualifications, education, interests, and references. If you think you ought to have more, you can add sections. When you're done, it exports to PDF in one of two styles.

The bottom line?

It's a cool web app and a great tool if you're in a hurry. If you've got the time and some design skills of you're own, you're probably better off doing it from scratch. That personal touch always helps.

CVMaker [via MakeUseOf]


    Yes, it's not for people who can design, but there's a massive disconnect between the phrase "beautiful, professional resumes" in the header, and the ones they show.

    Anyone who knows anything about creating a resume can immediately spot a couple of massive flaws, which are inevitable if you use an automated system.

    Firstly, don't bother with that "objective" rubbish, unless you have nothing else interesting on your resume. You may as well have "My three wishes".

    Secondly, think of headings as separators, and your content as the headings. For example, if you've worked at Google, you want the word Google in big, obvious text, not the phrase "Work experience".

    Ultimately the old glance test tells you how to do your resume. If an employer glances at you resume (amongst the hundreds of others they will glance at), what do you want to hit their eyeballs first?

    The one thing that site does do right is make the title of the resume the person's name (God help people who put "RESUME" or "CURRICULUM VITAE" in massive text at the top of the page). It's a little over the top in this case, again, the most important thing for an employer to note at first glance is what will differentiate you, but I'm just starting to get picky so I'll stop now ;) Can you tell I've spent too much time on other people's resumes?

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