If you’re looking to sell your skills and accomplishments, an online resume or portfolio is a great tool to have. Sumry is a webapp that builds sharp-looking online resumes, packed with skills, accomplishments and references. When you’re ready to apply for that dream job, Sumry makes that easy, too.
Building a custom resume or a portfolio site is easy, and you have plenty of options to choose from . Where Sumry shines is that it doesn’t just build a resume with skills and accomplishments, but creates a full timeline of your work experience, skills, education, certifications, and even testimonials and references from people who have worked with you, along with links to your other work. It looks beautiful on the web, and even if you download, print it or send a PDF, it still looks great.
When you’re ready to apply for a job, Sumry makes it a one-click process. Just click “Apply” to customise a cover letter for the job you’re applying to, and Sumry will send it, along with a link to your profile and a PDF download of your resume. Obviously this won’t work with services that require you use an applicant tracking system, and depending on where you apply, the heavily customised intro email might look a little over-the-top. You can always grab that PDF and send a normal email, along with a link so the hiring manager can check it out if they’re interested.
If you do use the built-in application feature, Sumry will notify you when your email has been opened and viewed by a potential employer, so you know they received the message. You can even track applications from your dashboard. Hit the link to read more and give it a try — it’s free to sign up, and free to create your portfolio, but most of its useful features, like application tracking, PDF downloads, and more, will set you back $US3/month.