Web: You already know your resume should look good, stand out from the pile and be customised for every job you apply to, but doing all of that isn’t easy. EnhanCV can help make sure your resume is suited for the job you want, and optimise it to get through applicant tracking systems and screening robots.
The service is free to start, and starts you off by asking you questions about your career, interest fields, background and experience. As you answer them, you’ll fill in the basic information you need to populate your resume. Once you fill in all of the fields, the site offers tips and career advice to help you make sure your resume is readable and full of the information you need to land a new job — and that’s attractive to hiring managers and HR reps. When you’re done, you can download a PDF of your resume to send around, or come back to the site with a job you’d like to apply for and have it work with you to make sure your resume is customised for it.
In addition to the usual information about your skills, work history, education and experience, EnhanCV also lets you add things such as your day to day in graph form, some of your hobbies and other personal tidbits to add flavour to your resume, your volunteer work and other interests that may tip the scales in your favour. You can customise your resume to include these fields or just stick to the basics — add interesting images, mini-charts or graphs or other sections like your personal philosophy or specific work you’re proud of, or keep them all off and go with something more formal. It’s up to you (and how much you like or dislike the whole “modern” resume trend). The default template is free, but if you want to change it up, you’re looking at $US10 ($14) for one of the other templates.
You can check out some examples of resumes created with EnhanCV here to see what the service is capable of. If you’d like other options, consider the previously mentioned CV Maker; Sumry, another webapp we love; or our own Lifehacker resume template.